Various factors influence high cholesterol and may include genetics, diet, lifestyle, ethnic group, age & sex. Certain diseases such as liver disease, diabetes, underactive thyroid, kidney disease & hypertension also cause high levels of cholesterol. Disturbances by any of these factors can lead to the body’s inability to metabolise fat correctly and results in poor cholesterol homeostasis. Reflexology treatments help the liver expel fatty lipids and toxic waste and assist the metabolism of fat with stimulation to the stomach and small intestine reflexes. The risk of plaque formation in the arteries is also reduced by improving circulation with reflexology.