Cholesterol & Hyperlipidemia: Path to a Healthier Heart

Premier Medical Associates is dedicated to guiding patients on their journey to heart health. We offer a multifaceted approach to managing cholesterol levels, ensuring you’re on track for a life with fewer cardiovascular risks.

Unraveling Cholesterol: Good vs. Bad

Cholesterol, a fatty substance in the blood, is essential for various bodily functions. However, imbalances, specifically high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, can lead to arterial blockages, increasing cardiovascular risk.

Risk factors for cholesterol / hyperlipidemia:

Hyperlipidemia: Beyond Just Cholesterol

Hyperlipidemia refers to elevated levels of lipids or fats in the blood, not just cholesterol. It’s crucial to identify and manage all lipid imbalances to ensure comprehensive cardiovascular protection.

Diagnostic Excellence: Know Your Numbers

Accurate and timely diagnosis is pivotal. We employ advanced lipid profiling techniques to get a comprehensive view of your cholesterol and other lipid levels, enabling effective and individualized management plans.

Treatment & Lifestyle Solutions

Management of cholesterol and hyperlipidemia often involves medications, dietary adjustments, and physical activity. Our team at Premier Medical Associates provides tailored advice and treatment options, ensuring you achieve and maintain optimal lipid levels.

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Cholesterol / Hyperlipidemia - Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about cholesterol / hyperlipidemia from our certified physicians. This list is intended to be a helpful reference only. For more information about personalized primary care, consult your physician or contact Premier Medical Associates at (956) 627-1538

While cholesterol refers to a specific type of lipid, hyperlipidemia encompasses elevated levels of all types of lipids, including triglycerides, in the blood.

Generally, adults aged 20 and older should have their cholesterol measured at least once every five years. Based on individual risks and previous results, our doctors may recommend more frequent testing.

For some, dietary changes and regular physical activity can significantly improve cholesterol levels. However, depending on the severity and other risk factors, medications might be necessary.

Cholesterol-lowering medications, like statins, work in different ways. Some reduce the liver’s cholesterol production, while others block cholesterol absorption or help the body reabsorb built-up cholesterol on artery walls.

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