Cholesterol

Affects 50% of adult Australians...

High cholesterol levels currently affect over 50% of Australians aged 25 and over, according to recent government statistics. (1) Other studies show that although many Australians are placed on cholesterol lowering medication, they are still at a high risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart attack or stroke. (2,3,4,5)

At Wellness Perth Natural Medicine we utilise natural medicines to assist healthy cholesterol levels, which includes the aim to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, by targeting the common causes of high cholesterol and heart disease.

Causes of high cholesterol

Common causes of high cholesterol include:

  • Poor dietary and lifestyle choices.
  • Low antioxidant status. (6)
  • Chronic systemic inflammation.
  • Low thyroid function.

For most of our patients, regaining cholesterol health can be as straightforward as a few simple lifestyle and dietary changes, alongside a 2-3 month program of natural medicines specific for you.

We would love to be able to assist you with cholesterol levels and cholesterol health, contact us today for more information or to make an appointment.

More About Cholesterol

References

1. 1999-2000 Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study.

2. T.B. Horwich et al., “Low Serum Total Cholesterol is Associated with Marked Increase in Mortality in Advanced Heart Failure”, Journal of cardiac Failure 8(4) (2002): 216-224.

3. KeE. Lande and W.M. Sperry, “Human Atherosclerosis in Relation to the Cholesterol Content of the Blood Serum”, Archives of Pathology 22 (1936): 301-312.

4. “Profile of the Framingham Heart Study”, web article (February 2006), www.framingham.com/heart/profile.htm.

5. H.M. Krumholz et al., “Lack of Association Between Cholesterol and Coronary Heart Disease Mortality and Morbidity and All-caseu Mortality in Persons Older than 70 Years”, Journal of the American Medical Association 272 (1994): 1335-1340.

6. E.M. Kristenson et al,. “Antioxidant State and Mortality from Coronary Heart Disease in Lithuanian and Swedish Men”, British Medical Journal 314 (March 1997): 629.

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