Multiple studies constantly reveal how high cholesterol can be linked to kidney disease. An enormous number of people who have CKD are very likely to develop high cholesterol. It is a common issue for those dealing with kidney disease and many use statin medication to lower their cholesterol levels.
With CKD, an individual is placed at a higher rate for cardiovascular heart disease. A big reason for that is because your cholesterol levels are irregular. We’re discussing some ways to combat this problem and many have proven to be highly beneficial.
When there are abnormal cholesterol levels in someone’s body, LDL cholesterol goes up (‘bad cholesterol’), Triglycerides go up, and the HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) goes down. These ratios may result in high cholesterol and heart disease. To help prevent this situation, here are some steps you can start taking now.
One big thing you can do to help support a healthy cholesterol level nutritionally is by taking Omega-3s. Additionally, omega 3s fish oils significantly reduce your chances of ESRD and proteinuria. For a more detailed video on Omega 3s, click here.
Another thing that can help is niacinamide. It helps with the LDL levels. Niacinamide is vitamin B3 and you want to be able to get a strong dose. Niacinamide is frequently chosen over other alternatives as it does not cause flushing as niacin does.
Those are beneficial supplements that can support good cholesterol levels and help support normal kidney function. Now if you want to do something dietarily, for example, if you have high levels of triglycerides, a low carb diet would help a lot.
Apples are another great fruit for those living with kidney disease. An apple a day can potentially get your cholesterol levels to a better area in 3 to 6 months.
Following a kidney-friendly high fiber diet can be good for the kidneys, heart, cholesterol, and so many other things in your body. Including some fruits and vegetables that fit into a renal diet is another plus. Whole grains will carry a lot of fiber but it is crucial to check your phosphorus levels. If you end up taking fiber supplements, we highly recommend opting for the powder forms.
These are some of the few things you can do to support healthy cholesterol levels when kidney issues are present.
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