According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one out of every six American adults has high total cholesterol. Cholesterol is basically a fat-like substance that is found in certain foods and also made in the liver and other cells. The human body needs cholesterol but in very limited amounts. If these levels get too high, a hard deposit, called plaque, forms in the arteries. This plaque build up is what makes high cholesterol extremely dangerous as it can eventually block oxygen from reaching the heart resulting in chest pain, stroke, heart disease, and even a heart attack.
There are two types of cholesterol: LDL is bad cholesterol and HDL is considered good cholesterol. To reduce risk, both cholesterols need to be at normal levels - so LDL can't be too high and HDL can't be too low. There are many factors that could cause this balance to be off, including; age, gender, exercise, diet, weight, diabetes, and smoking. In many cases changing these factors can bring down high cholesterol. However, many times the body needs help lowering this cholesterol and removing plaque buildup from the arteries.Back to Top
SymptomsThe following are symptoms of high cholesterol:
- Pain in the legs usually precipitated by exercise and many times diagnosed by traditional doctors as Peripheral Vascular Disease.
- Chronic chest pain due to coronary artery disease, many times forming from diabetes, high cholesterol levels, smoking, obesity, or bad dietary habits.
- Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs) - small strokes that the patient recovers from.
If one is suffering from any of these, or other high cholesterol related symptoms, the Houston Wellness Clinic can put together a treatment plan based on your body's specific needs. There are amazing alternative ways, like explained above, to bring bad cholesterol down or good cholesterol up using a relatively painless and safe approach. Dr. Allibone is a specialist in this area using treatment plans that are ground breaking and extremely affective for lowering high cholesterol.Back to Top
Dr. George Allibone M.D. practices a cholesterol removing treatment that includes a special intravenous Chelation as well as a unique protocol using essential phospholipids (EPL). This works in summary, because the EPL activates Apolipoprotein A-1 that in turn donates essential acids necessary to active the LCAT enzyme (lecithin acyl cholesterol transfers). LCAT then works by grabbing the plaque from the artery and transferring this plaque to HDL Cholesterol that sends it to the liver for removal from the body. Simply stated, this combined treatment helps rid the body from harmful plaque and clears the artery walls.Back to Top