Managing the disease

Cardiology

Physical activities to improve your health

Along with other risk factors, a lack of physical exercise is a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD). 1 As dyslipidemia is linked to one’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels, regular activities have a significant impact on lowering cholesterol and triglycerides and on the risks of developing dyslipidemia. 1 Before starting any physical activity, you need … Continued

Cardiology

Why is adherence to treatment important in dyslipidemia?

Medication will not work unless it is taken1. This may sound obvious, yet every second, a patient is not taking her medication properly. But what does it mean to be adherent? Adherence is the degree to which a patient follows a doctor’s prescription2. As a patient suffering from dyslipidemia, being adherent means controlling your lipid … Continued

Cardiology

Whom should I talk to regarding my heart condition?

Why is it important to consult a doctor? If patients feel they need more information or are struggling to cope and have exhausted all options, there are professionals who can help. Improving the care that patients receive, comes through clear communication with their healthcare team. They can answer all your questions and concerns. By knowing … Continued