Hyperlipidemia means that you have a high concentration of lipids or lipoproteins within your blood. Essentially, it means that you have high cholesterol.
LDL (the bad cholesterol) readings should ideally be 100-129 mg/dL. A reading of 130-159 mg/dL is borderline high cholesterol and a reading of 160-189 mg/dL is high cholesterol. Any reading higher than that indicates an extremely high (and dangerous) cholesterol level.
There are a number of potential causes of high cholesterol, many of which are controllable. The controllable factors include:
The factors that you can't control include:
Dealing with high cholesterol properly requires a commitment from the patient as well as their medical caregiver. Dr. Yasser Salem will work with you to design a customized plan to lower your cholesterol to the healthy range. Lifestyle changes are usually recommended when a patient has high cholesterol. These may include:
If lifestyle changes aren't able to reduce the cholesterol to a healthy level, medication therapy may also be used. Medication options include:
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