High Cholesterol services

The ability to reduce high cholesterol levels, an important risk factor for heart disease and stroke, is one of the greatest advances in recent medical history. Our highly trained physicians advocate a combination of lifestyle modification and medications to treat patients with high cholesterol levels (hyperlipidemia) or abnormal cholesterol levels (dyslipidemia). We also specialize in treating a patient who cannot tolerate statin or other prescription lipid-lowering drugs due to adverse effects, most notably muscle aches and weakness, and patients who desire an alternative or non-pharmacologic approach to treating their cholesterol levels. Finally, we are experts at treating patients with familial hypercholesterolemia or complex or difficult-to-control lipid levels. Our physicians will utilize the latest scientific research and medical advancements to individualize a lipid-lowering strategy that will work for our patients!

High cholesterol, or in other words, hyperlipidemia is one of the most common risk factors for heart disease. How? High levels of cholesterol in your blood accumulate on the walls of your arteries and veins, overtime this accumulation gets so big that it blocks the passage of blood flow, this causes ischemia or loss of blood flow to that certain area. If that area is the heart, it is called a heart attack or myocardial infarction. Similarly, it could happen in the brain, causing a stroke. As you can see, high cholesterol levels can lead to many fatal disease processes. High cholesterol levels develop through a combination of a fat-rich diet and sedentary lifestyle for the majority of people. If you come to us, our team can successfully alter your lifestyle to prevent high cholesterol levels from developing. However, if you come to us after already having high levels of cholesterol, we have the answer to that too. Our team of medical providers know which drugs to prescribe to lower these levels with minimal side effects. In the meantime a healthy diet and ample exercise are always recommended.

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