Doctors for Hypercholesterolemia in Mandihal, Hubli-Dharwad
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The presence of high blood lipids or cholesterol is known as hypercholesterolemia or dyslipidemia. Individuals with hypercholesterolemia are at a risk of developing heart disease. The narrowing or even complete blockage of arteries especially to the brain can cause temporary loss of vision, dizziness and vision impairments.
HOW IS HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA DIAGNOSED?
General physician may evaluate your symptoms and evaluate your family history while diagnosing Hypercholesterolemia. Diagnostic tests include blood tests for detecting total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, fibroblast tests and genetic tests.
HOW IS HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA TREATED?
The first step is to change the diet. Most of the time, the doctor will recommend it for several months before prescribing medicines. Diet changes include lowering the amount of fat you eat so that it is less than 30% of the total calories. Statin drugs are commonly used and are very effective. These drugs help lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. People with a severe form of the disorder may need a treatment called apheresis. Blood or plasma is removed from the body. Special filters remove the extra LDL cholesterol, and the blood plasma is then returned to the body.
DID YOU KNOW?
Men and women with a family history of Hypercholesterolemia need to monitor the levels constantly