Many of you have Hypothyroidism and high blood cholesterol levels. Is this a coincidence? Definitely not! It is also not a coincidence that you have diabetes or PCOS along with Hypothyroidism and high cholesterol. (More on this later).In biology, coincidence is very rare. Your body is a network-of-networks. Therefore there is no condition that occurs in isolation.
What is the relationship between hypothyroidism and high cholesterol?
Good clinical medicine recommends that if you have hypothyroidism or diabetes your lipid profile must be checked. And likewise, if you have diabetes or high cholesterol, your thyroid function should be checked.
Essentially every part of your body is affected by thyroid hormones. It is no wonder that you feel unwell when your thyroid function is not optimal! You have been told that if you have high cholesterol you are at a high risk for heart disease and stroke. You may have been prescribed a cholesterol-lowering medication like atorvastatin (statins). Many of you have been asked to avoid eating eggs and coconuts and coconut oil! Before going forward, let me state here that
Cholesterol From Food Is not related to your blood cholesterol levels!Your body makes cholesterol from other sources.[Read more…]