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COMPLETE AND COMPREHENSIVE Dyslipidaemia

Dyslipidaemia

What is dyslipidemia?

Dyslipidemia is a medical condition referred to as unhealthy levels of lipid fat of one or more types in the blood. There are three types of lipids in the blood which are high-density lipoprotein (HDL), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), and triglycerides. If an individual is diagnosed with this condition, it means that his/her triglyceride levels are extremely high. It also indicates that HDL levels are low. 

High HDL and triglyceride levels put the patient at high risk of experiencing heart stroke or heart attack. Hence, it is important to manage the condition on time to reduce any complications. 

Types of Dyslipidemia

The different types of dyslipidemia include:

  • Familial combined hyperlipidemia
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia and polygenic hypercholesterolemia
  • Familial hypobetalipoproteinemia

Dyslipidemia Symptoms

Identifying the dyslipidemia symptoms is not easy like high blood pressure and cholesterol. It is usually found out with a regular blood test. However, if left untreated, it can lead to developing the symptoms of cardiovascular disease such as LDL are linked to coronary artery disease.

Dyslipidemia Causes

There are certain behaviors and medical conditions causing dyslipidemia such as:

  • Smoking habits 
  • Sedentary lifestyle 
  • Obesity 
  • Saturated and trans fats consumption 
  • Alcohol consumption 
  • Hypothyroidism 
  • Chronic kidney disease 
  • Type 2 diabetes

Dyslipidemia Diagnosis 

Dyslipidemia diagnosis begins with understanding the clinical condition of a patient including their family history. The doctor usually involves simple blood tests to check triglycerides, LDL, and HDL to identify if the levels are low or high, or are in a healthy range. Doctors recommend getting annual blood tests done as these numbers keep changing from year to year. Depending on the condition, the doctor might involve using medication to treat dyslipidemia, but if the patient is already on medication, then more tests might be recommended.

Dyslipidemia Treatment

A variety of dyslipidemia treatment options are there including measures. The condition isn’t treated unless it is serious, particularly, in certain cases where the condition is inherited. In some cases, to manage dyslipidemia, the doctor might begin by modifying the dietary habits and certain fat-soluble vitamins. One of the most common medications used to treat dyslipidemia is a statin. Statin is helpful in reducing LDL levels by construing with the production of cholesterol in the liver.

There are various types of statins that work in a different way. For instance, while some are stronger, some can be less stronger. For dyslipidemia treatment, the doctor might involve prescribing cholesterol medications which can be taken as an alternative to statin. However, it is essential to understand the pros and cons of non-statin drugs. So, one must consult and follow the instructions given by the doctor.

Lifestyle Changes

One of the best treatment options for dyslipidemia is lifestyle changes which includes:

  • Exercising regularly 
  • ‘Changes in diet like fruits and vegetables
  • Quitting smoking 
  • Restricting the consumption of alcohol 
  • Maintaining a healthy weight 

Why should you choose Rukmani Birla Hospital for Dyslipidemia Treatment?

Rukmani Birla Hospital, Jaipur is among the eminent multi-special hospitals operating in the city for decades. The hospital has integrated the most amazing and experienced doctors including other staff members. We ensure dedicating ourselves to offering exceptional and satisfactory patient care. The primary objective behind the inception of this hospital is to make healthcare services available to everyone at an affordable cost including the finest treatment. So, if you are diagnosed with dyslipidemia and looking for treatment, then get in touch with our most skilled and highly talented professionals at RBH.

FAQs

How does dyslipidemia affect the body?

Dyslipidemia can affect the body adversely and can lead to developing cardiovascular disease.

How to prevent dyslipidemia?

Dyslipidemia can be prevented with certain lifestyle changes such as exercising, quitting smoking and alcohol, including green vegetables and fruits in the diet, etc.

Can dyslipidemia be cured?

Statins, fibrates, and healthy lifestyle changes can help in managing dyslipidemia

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