The body comprises of many systems and functions that all need to work together in order to assure survival. Cholesterol and Thyroid health would be an excellent example of how problems with one system in the human body can lead to problems with another function that plays an important role in the body.
Cholesterol is something that many people fear – they hear that eating certain types of food causes cholesterol to accumulate in the blood vessels, ultimately leading to blockages, heart disease, strokes, and, of course, heart attacks. This is why patients are often advised to ensure they keep their cholesterol levels in check, but things aren’t always as simple as switching out certain foods that may lead to an increase in LDL cholesterol levels.
In this post, we are going to take a look at the role that the Thyroid gland and its general function play on the regulation of cholesterol. We will also consider why it is important to keep cholesterol levels in a good balance and consider how patients can determine if their Thyroid’s health might be interfering with their ability to regulate the balance between their LDL and HDL cholesterol better.