High Cholesterol

High Cholesterol

High Cholesterol

High Cholesterol

High cholesterol can lead to an increased development of fatty deposits in the blood vessel that may lead to further conditions, and worse, a heart attack or stroke. Even though high cholesterol can come from family history and inherited, it is more often the result of an unhealthy lifestyle. Other medical conditions can also cause high cholesterol levels such as diabetes, lupus, HIV/AIDS, chronic kidney disease, and hypothyroidism. Poor diet, absence of exercise, alcohol and smoking, and age are some of the risk factors for developing this disease.

Considering these, the clinic offers both lifestyle changes approach and medication as treatments for this disease. Patients are encouraged to create dietary plans together with the doctor, plan regular exercise, and weight management as well. Some medications approved in the clinic are statin medications, selective cholesterol absorption inhibitors, resins, fibrates, niacin, and Omega-3 fatty acid medications.

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