I was just diagnosed with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I have been a vegetarian for almost 20 years (little to no dairy and no eggs). I exercise regularly, running 1 hour every other day & biking an hour the alternate day, plus a quick 15 minute yoga cool down session every day. I am 5 foot 3, weigh 112, and have a BMI of 20. How does this happen? I am only 36 and don't want to be on statins for the rest of my life.
Could it really be all hereditary? Both parents and all grandparents have been diagnosed with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I have always thought it was more lifestyle. It doesn't seem to be enough.
Life style and family history of high blood levels of cholesterol, are two main causes for high cholesterol.
You should be checked for under active thyroid gland, and kidney and liver functioning.
Certain medicines can affect the cholesterol levels, too (beta-blockers, steroids or thiazides).
it's probably because of family history. why dont you try to research holistic herbal remedies for high blood pressure
Lack of physical activity
Too much salt in the diet
Too much alcohol consumption
Family history of high blood pressure
Chronic kidney disease
Adrenal and thyroid disorders