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Treating hyperlipidaemia with homoeopathy

Hyperlipidaemia is a common ailment in modern times that is characterized by high lipid levels in the blood. This physical state does not lead to any particular symptoms, although it may cause heart problems over the long term , in addition to other health disorders.

Hyperlipidaemia, an excess of fat in the blood

A high rate of lipids in the blood is known as hyperlipidaemia. This excess fat is mainly due to an unbalanced diet. Today, we tend to consume a lot of foods that have high levels of cholesterol, whereas the liver naturally produces some for various maintenance functions of the body. In addition, excessive consumption of simple carbohydrates (cakes, sweets, jams etc..) results in the production of lipids and triglycerides in the liver. Thus, a distinction can be made between high-density lipoprotein (“good cholesterol”), which has beneficial effects on the blood vessels, and low-density lipoprotein (“bad cholesterol”) which, on the other hand, is bad for blood circulation. Indeed, it tends to be deposited on the arteries, resulting in the accumulation of various substances that can ultimately form plaques and clog these arteries.

Symptoms of hyperlipidaemia

One can detect early signs of hypercholesterolemia or hypertriglyceridemia. In fact, the onset of symptoms is an indication that the arteries have already been significantly affected. Warning signs may include pain in the chest or in the lower limbs. However, other symptoms may occur such as the presence of xanthomas. These thick outgrowths, of which the size may exceed a centimetre, are yellow-coloured benign tumours formed by a dermal infiltrate of cells loaded with fat. They generally appear on the buttocks, knees and elbows. These symptoms are usually detected when hyperlipidaemia is very high.

Homoeopathic remedies

Cholesterol can be treated by resorting to remedies like Hepatine 4 CH, Cholesterinum 9 CH, Nephrine 4 CH and Pulmine CH 4, all of which will reduce the cholesterol levels by 10 to 15%. When a person has a strong liking for meat and butter, in addition to suffering from digestive problems, it is recommended to take 3-granule doses of Allium Sativium 12 CH in the morning and evening. In regard to patients who sweat at the slightest effort, cannot stand the heat and have a strong liking for all kinds of sweets, it is advisable to administer them Sulphur 12 CH, of which a 3-granule dose needs to be taken in the morning and evening.

In case of gynecoid obesity accompanied by cellulite, the presence of oedemas (in the inner corner of the eyelids for example), fatigue and bloating, it is recommended to take Kalium carbonicum. In case of android obesity, and if the patient has a strong liking for delicatessen, fatty and heavy foods, on top of being prone to digestive disorders accompanied by sensations of fullness in the stomach, it is advisable to take Antimonium crudum, which has previously proven its effectiveness for dealing with these types of disorders. When a person wears tight and uncomfortable clothes, has a great appetite and an excessive consumption of alcohol, spices and coffee, he or she will need to take daily intakes of Nux vomica.

When should you consult a doctor?

One can know the amount of excess cholesterol by establishing a lipid profile through blood tests. When the cholesterol level exceeds 2.5g/L, a medical consultation becomes mandatory. Never lose sight of the fact that hyperlipidaemia is one of the cause of heart disorders.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “hyperlipidaemia”

Associated treatments

•    Calcarea Carbonica Ostrearum
•    Lycopodium Clavatum
•    Sulphur

Good to know: Homoeopathic treatments of hyperlipidaemia help prevent, or at least dealy, the disorders caused by this pathology over the long term.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.