Everyone’s blood contains cholesterol, which plays a crucial role in regulating body functions such as cell membranes and hormone levels. Hyperlipidemia, high blood cholesterol, hypercholesterolemia, or hypercholesterolemia lead to high blood cholesterol levels – major risk factors for heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease.
What Is The New Cholesterol Treatment?
In terms of controlling high cholesterol, several promising new approaches can help people improve their heart health. In addition to many researchers exploring the latest technologies, some are working on common therapies already known to improve cardiovascular health. In this article we look at the progress they’ve made in treating, preventing, and preventing high cholesterol.
👉Taking it more personally
It was once believed that everyone should have a similar cholesterol level. Your doctor now requires your numbers to be analyzed in conjunction with other risk factors you possess for heart disease. This includes your blood pressure, blood sugar level, age, and weight. You may be advised to reduce the cholesterol level you try to get by your doctor if you are at high risk for heart issues.
👉Nanotechnology can reduce cholesterol levels
Studies and applications of nanotechnology are confined to very small objects. Treatment, monitoring, control, and prevention of diseases are all possible using nanotechnology or very small materials. This is one of the medical needs that may be addressed by these technologies. By targeting drugs to specific areas of the body, they are more likely to be effective and have fewer side effects when used at a lower dose.
Nanomedicine, for example, is used to brighten up specific parts of the body in CT or MRI scans. Additionally, it is used to treat cancers. Also, researchers are investigating how nanotechnology might help diagnose and treat high cholesterol. It has been shown, for example, that some nano drugs inhibit cholesterol regulation genes.
👉People with inherited high cholesterol may benefit from small interfering RNA therapy (siRNA)
A PCSK9 inhibitor is an effective tool when it comes to lowering cholesterol levels. Keeping PCSK9 proteins from interfering with the liver’s cholesterol-lowering capabilities may not surprise researchers. Innovations such as Small Interfering RNA (siRNA), and Inclisiran (Leqvio), represent one such example. PCSK9 levels in the body are lowered by regulating gene expression through this biological drug.
To treat high cholesterol, doctors tend to prescribe statins. Nevertheless, not all patients respond well to statins. In addition to the medicine mentioned above, Bempedoic acid is an option now for people who are not responding to the medication, or who are experiencing unpleasant side effects. This medication reduces cholesterol production in the body, similar to statins. Up to 15% of your LDL levels can be lowered by taking Bempedoic acid, a pill you swallow. Currently, you must have either a family history of high cholesterol or atherosclerosis cardiopathy (ACD) to get a prescription.
👉A healthy gut could help
Researchers have long suspected gut health impacts cholesterol levels, but they haven’t been able to pinpoint how. Probiotics (living bacteria that are helpful in the gut) and prebiotics, which feed these bacteria, reduce blood fats, including LDL and triglycerides. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good” cholesterol may also be increased by gut bacteria.
👉Exercising on a prescription
In the case of extremely high cholesterol and mildly high blood pressure, a doctor may not prescribe medications right away if there is a low overall risk for heart disease. According to new guidelines, sitting less and exercising more are recommended as the first step to healing. Your blood LDL cholesterol levels can be lowered by 3 to 6 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) by exercising regularly. Additionally, regular exercise has been shown to lower blood pressure. A moderate exercise program of approximately 150 minutes per week is recommended. By moving for a few minutes a day, though, you could see a noticeable improvement in your cholesterol levels.
The scientific community is developing new forms of cholesterol treatment that can be taken together with established drugs such as statins. In people with elevated cholesterol levels, like those with familial hypercholesterolemia, these treatments show great promise. A wide variety of therapies are available to people who wish to improve their heart health, including fish oil and probiotics. Consult your doctor if you’re wondering about taking probiotics or prebiotics. Too much may cause an upset stomach, and the amount you need to produce results is still being reviewed.