Doctors play important role in identification and management of hyperlipidemia. Hyperlipidemia is associated to diseases that need special medical attention since they are life-threatening. Management of hyperlipidemia is not only reducing high serum cholesterol and triglycerides levels but preventing diseases associated to this condition.
Management of hyperlipidemia is type-specific. For example, Type 1 can be best controlled by reduction of dietary fat to 15 percent or less of total calories. Even though Types 2, 4 and 5 may also require dietary fat restriction, Types 3 and 4 are more sensitive to changes in carbohydrate intake.
Drug therapy is also type-specific. Type1 does not required drug therapy, but it is beneficial to other four types.
Identifying hyperlipidemia is not difficult and can be performed by simple and standardized laboratory procedure such as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) test, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) test, triglycerides test and apolipoprotein test. However, managing it needs special attention of health provider.
Fortunately, managing Hyperlipidemia is one of Coastal Nephrology’s specialty. We identify and managing hyperlipidemia as one of our expertise. Hyperlipidemia is a condition that one should not ignore. It can cause more serious health condition and is indeed life-threatening. If you are suspecting that you have this condition, or you feel you are more likely to have genetically, get tested now and ask one of Clinical Team Members to help manage your condition.