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High Cholesterol - The Silent Threat to Your Kidneys

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in your blood. The body produces cholesterol on its own but it can also come from eating animal food products like meat. While your body needs a certain amount of cholesterol for certain functions, you don’t want high levels of cholesterol.
Types of Cholesterol
The buildup of cholesterol in blood vessels can narrow the vessels and cause blockages. Narrowed or blocked blood vessels can prevent blood from getting to certain parts of your body, including your kidneys. So, one of the major risks of high cholesterol is kidney disease.
Linking Cholesterol to Kidney Problems
According to the National Kidney Foundation, a Physician’s Health Study found that individuals with cholesterol problems are twice as likely to have chronic kidney disease (CKD). People with high total cholesterol and reduced “good” HDL cholesterol) were more likely to have a reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Measuring GFR is the most effective way to assess kidney function.
Also, people with CKD have a higher risk of developing heart disease. That’s because people with CKD may also have other health issues known to lead to heart disease. These risks include
Stages of Liver Damage
Elevated cholesterol levels can contribute to the development of a condition called “nephrotic syndrome,” which is characterized by the leakage of large amounts of protein, including albumin, into the urine. This condition can lead to various kidney-related issues.
1. Glomerular Damage
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2. Podocyte Dysfunction
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3. Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
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4. Hyperlipidemia and Atherosclerosis
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5. Increased Blood Clotting
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6. Reduced Nitric Oxide Availability
If you are seeking consultation from a specialist, just send us all the records and documentation related to your condition, and we will have our physicians take a thorough look and examine your case. Soon after, we will schedule medical tests and treatment procedures as required. All decisions are based on medical urgency and the nature of your condition.
7. Impact on Kidney Function:
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8. Association with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
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9. Interaction with Other Risk Factors
High cholesterol often coexists with other risk factors for kidney disease, such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The combination of these risk factors can accelerate kidney damage and increase the risk of kidney-related complications.
Lifestyle Modifications
To reduce unhealthy fat in your diet, you can:
Other lifestyle factors that may help include: