The Link Between Liver And Cholesterol
October 10, 2019
Liver manufactures most of the cholesterol in human body and cholesterol is necessary for good health. However, there are some kinds of cholesterol that can lead to health issues, including considerable damage to liver. There are two primary forms of cholesterol, one that is useful to the body, and one that can build up and cause health problems. These are:
- High-density lipoprotein (HDL): Takes cholesterol from the cells in the body to the liver. The liver breaks it down or passes it out of the body as a waste product. This function is useful to the body, so HDL is sometimes called “good cholesterol.”
- Low-density lipoprotein (LDL):Takes cholesterol from the liver to the cells. However, too much cholesterol can build up in the arteries, causing cause health problems so that doctors sometimes refer to LDL as “bad cholesterol.”
According to health professionals, healthy range for LDL should be less than 100 mg/dL and HDL should be 40 mg/dL or higher. High levels of LDL can increase cholesterol build up in the arteries and they can become narrower, as a result, restricting blood and oxygen supply to the organs. Narrowing of the arteries can also increase the risk of blood clots, increasing the risk for coronary heart disease. This includes angina, heart attacks, and heart failure.
Liver diseases can cause high levels of LDL in the body. If the liver is not working properly, it can cause cholesterol to build up in the body. Hepatitis, alcohol-related liver disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD are some of the most common liver diseases.
In case high cholesterol is suspected, a doctor may recommend a blood test if high cholesterol. Liver biopsy or liver function test is usually recommended if the doctor suspects liver disease. The levels of these proteins and enzymes can show if the liver is damaged
Liver damage due to high levels of cholesterol is not difficult to treat. Doctors at Rela Hospital, the best liver hospital in Chennai, recommend that person can make lifestyle changes and sometimes take medication to treat high cholesterol. Usually, they will be encouraged to make changes to diet and exercise first. If they are overweight, they may be advised to lose weight. Doctors may prescribe medication if these changes do not lower cholesterol after a few months.
ALWAYS Rela Hospital
Dr. Rela Hospital is the most advanced liver care centre in India. It is one of the best liver hospitals in Chennai. Patients who come to Rela Hospital are given the utmost priority. We have the best liver doctors in Chennai who ensure that each patient who comes with a liver problem will be given a thorough check-up and also will be given a complete treatment plan, which is tailor made for each patient. For this reason and more, we are considered one of the best liver hospitals in India.