Cholesterol gets a bad rap. It’s a waxy substance that is present in all cells in the body and it’s essential for all life. There are two disorders related to cholesterol: hyperlipidemia, and hypolipidemia.
“Endocrinologist” is highly experienced in treating Cholesterol Disorders.
* Hyperlipidemia: High level of fat in blood
* Hypolipidemia: Low level of fat in blood
Causes cholesterol disorders?
High blood cholesterol
Age and sex
Diseases like diabetes, hypothyroidism, Cushing's syndrome, and kidney failure
Medications like birth control pills, beta-blockers, estrogen, corticosteroids, and certain diuretics
Low blood cholesterol
Anemia (a low amount of red blood cells)
Malnutrition or a lack of food
Malabsorption of food
Rare genetic conditions, such as hypobetalipoproteinemia and abetalipoproteinemia
Blood cholesterol tests tell how much fat is in your blood. Normal total cholesterol levels are below 200 mg/dL. HDL levels should be above 40 mg/dL. Triglyceride levels also should be below 200 mg/dL.
Frequently, treatment for cholesterol disorders requires dietary and lifestyle changes. Medications may be employed. Typically, the best results are achieved with a change in diet and exercise.
The doctors at “Endocrinologist” will help you to figure out the best course of action to take to get your cholesterol to healthy levels.
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