Cholesterol is related to fats, or lipids, in your diet. It is classified into two groups, namely “good” or “bad” cholesterol. Its usual purpose in the body is as structural material in the membranes of cells, but if it is present in excessive quantities it needs to be stored. This might involve the formation of deposits or plaques of cholesterol on the artery walls.
The presence of plaques is unhealthy, because it restricts the diameter of the blood-vessel and serves to increase blood pressure. Artery walls are made of muscle, so the plaques also hamper normal muscular contraction and expansion. Strokes and cardiac arrest are associated with excessive cholesterol levels.
Doctors recognize this problem and try to counter it. The main drug in use is aspirin. Aspirin has the ability to attack and break down the plaques. However, some patients cannot make use of pharmaceutical methods, since their personal preference may be otherwise or they cannot survive the accompanying adverse effects. These patients might then turn to homeopathic treatments.
They can consult with homeopaths in Erie, PA. The latter can assist them in selecting the appropriate natural remedy. Natural remedies are often simple, everyday options that are easy to get hold of, such as common spices or herbs. These, too, have a restrictive or destructive effect on metabolic cholesterol.
Perhaps one obvious and familiar option is the chili. Technically, a chili is a pepper, or a member of the Capsicum family. Personal taste may dictate against chillies, since they are exceptionally caustic when eaten. But they have a tangible effect on cholesterol in arteries, where they physically destroy the plaques.
It is important to stay with the dosage prescribed by the homeopath. Even though these are naturally occurring plants, you can still overdose on them. Any substance that causes a change in your metabolism is significant in the body, and using too much of it or too continuously can result in trouble. Some spices are used on a regular basis in recipes, but a clinical dosage is much higher than that so it shouldn’t be persisted with for an inordinate amount of time. The temptation is to abuse remedies that do not need a prescription but this is potentially hazardous. Chillies, for example, should not be eaten raw because their active agents can literally damage the interior of the mouth and throat.
At all times, it is important to remember that there is no quick-fix solution to cardiac illnesses and high blood pressure. Relying on tablets, or on natural measures, is not enough to remedy the condition. A comprehensive lifestyle approach incorporating proper exercise and the avoidance of obvious sources of excessive fat is equally important.