Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)

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What is hyperlipidemia?

Hyperlipidemia, also known as high cholesterol, occurs when there are too many lipids (fats) in the blood. Your liver produces as much cholesterol as your body needs. Smoking, drinking excess amounts of alcohol, eating foods with lots of saturated or trans fat, and not being physically active can all lead to an increase in cholesterol. Over time, having high cholesterol can cause hardened cholesterol deposits (plaque) to collect in your blood vessels, making it hard for blood to get through. This causes damage to your organs and puts you at risk for a stroke or heart attack.

What are common risk factors?

Obesity
Family history of high cholesterol
Poor diet
Drinking too much alcohol
Smoking
Having diabetes

Treatment

Total Primary Care takes a comprehensive approach to helping you manage high cholesterol. With our Heart Wellness Program, we’ll work with you to develop a personalized care plan that’s unique to you. In collaboration with our various care partners, we will guide you along a care path that addresses your specific needs to help you best manage your health and wellness. As a team, we will discuss ways to lower your cholesterol by incorporating lifestyle changes such as a sustainable diet, exercise, and medication management. Throughout your care journey, we are always here for you.

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