Understanding the Disease

Cardiology

Risk factors for dyslipidemia

All people should control their cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Due to various risk factors, some of us may be more predisposed to potential heart problems than others. There are certain risks you cannot control, such as your age or genes. However, you can control a number of risk factors to lower your cholesterol and triglyceride … Continued

Cardiology

How does dyslipidemia affect my heart condition?

Blood lipid profile as a key indicator of the cardiovascular health What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a lipid type essential to humans: it helps build cell membranes, synthesizes vitamin D (essential for the skin) and bile, and is an essential component of hormones, including sexual hormones. Cholesterol can be produced by the human body, but … Continued

Cardiology

What are the types of dyslipidemia?

There are two types of dyslipidemia:1 Inherited (also called familial or primary) dyslipidemia. If someone in your family has high lipid levels or heart problems, you should consult a doctor and get all the necessary tests. The earlier you diagnose and manage this type of dyslipidemia, the better. Dyslipidemia that results from an unhealthy lifestyle. … Continued

Cardiology

Introduction to dyslipidemia: Symptoms and causes

Is dyslipidemia a heart condition? Dyslipidemia is a very common but serious condition that should not be overlooked. It is characterized by high levels of blood lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides) that can affect normal circulation of the blood and lead to heart diseases.  The blood contains three main lipid types:1 LDL (low-density lipoproteins), known as … Continued