We perform lipid management in order to keep your cholesterol down. Lipids are fat particles that circulate the blood and perform many functions for the cardiovascular system, as well as the body in general. Lipids are essentially cholesterol, including good cholesterols (HDL), bad cholesterols (LDL), and triglycerides (fat cells within the blood). Out lipid management program instills a custom-made course of treatment, tailored specifically for your body, in order to control your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease. Those with high cholesterol, are at a much higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular issues.
Dr. Kohani will perform blood tests to determine your current lipid levels. Prior to your blood tests you must refrain from eating the day of, as different foods can cause jumps in your cholesterol levels and cause the test to come out incorrect. This will help us determine whether you have cholesterol issues and what the reasoning behind it may be, whether it be poor diet, lack of exercise or as a result of genetics.
After your cholesterol levels are checked we will go over your diet, and determine your level of physical activity. Diet and exercise are major determining factors of cholesterol, we will help you work out a plan to get your lipid levels back on track.
In addition to diet and exercise, medication may be necessary. Certain “statin” drugs or other drugs may be prescribed if you are in need of immediate lipid management.