Cardiology

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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How to cope with dyslipidemia at work

Dyslipidemia is a condition which should be taken seriously in all circumstances. In the professional environment it is particularly important to pay attention to the disease. Managing stress at work Stress is one of the most common causes of dyslipidemia. At work, we are often exposed to stress, which negatively impacts blood cholesterol levels1. Noisy … Continued