Did you know that high cholesterol and high blood pressure levels may be associated with the uric acid levels in your body?

A study published titled Hyperuricemia and Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Noncardiac Vascular Events in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis concluded that sufferers of high acid have a 50% increased probability of getting a heart attack or stroke in their lifetime. Their aim was to evaluate whether hyperuricemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

There is growing evidence that serum uric acid may play a role in cardiovascular disease in the general population. Indeed, epidemiologic studies have found that hyperuricemia appears to be an independent risk factor for hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, and stroke. Experimental studies have also shown that uric acid is a functionally active molecule that can contribute to proatherogenic processes including inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and oxidative stress.

High Blood Pressure

Another study published in 2011 concluded that high blood pressure is independently and directly related to high uric acid in the blood, although the causal relationship between the two is still unknown. This study found high blood pressure was associated with high uric acid in the blood regardless of age, gender or other metabolic factors. Researchers found that the association between high blood pressure and high uric acid in the blood was more evident in people with the highest HDL or “good” cholesterol levels. This led them to conclude that HDL cholesterol might modify uric acid in the blood.

What is Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an essential, fat-like substance that is contained in each cell of the body, as well as in our blood. The majority of the cholesterol is produced by the liver, and the rest is obtained through the food we eat.

The Good Cholesterol

Cholesterol participates in the construction of cell membranes and in the formation of sexes and adrenal hormones; without cholesterol, the body cannot synthesize vitamin D, which is indispensable to healthy bones, nor produces bile acid, without which fat in the body cannot be processed properly.

The Bad Cholesterol

When an excess of cholesterol accumulates in the body, it cannot be broken down and this hides the risks to our health. The main danger is the onset of atherosclerosis, which in turn is the cause of most cardiovascular diseases such as a heart attack. The causes of increased levels of cholesterol in the blood are different: hereditary predisposition, chronic liver disease and thyroid gland, diabetes.

Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

According to the American Heart Association, your cholesterol levels may be indirectly related to the uric acid levels in your body because cholesterol is linked directly to blood pressure. High “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, increases plaque buildup in arteries, which leaves less space for blood to flow, leading to high blood pressure. On the other hand, the “good” HDL helps lower plaque buildup by carrying away cholesterol in the blood so it can be excreted

Lifetones Acid Clear

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