Beliefs have an important influence over non-adherence There are a number of important beliefs that can influence patient non-adherence. These include beliefs about their illness, their treatment, and their own capacity, or self-efficacy, to adhere (the belief that they can successfully perform a specific behavior to achieve a desired outcome).1In the COM-B framework, beliefs primarily…

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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…

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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…

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There are two types of dyslipidemia:1 Primary or secondary dyslipidemia can be divided into one of four groups, as follows. Hypercholesterolemia is characterized by very high levels of “bad cholesterol” (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL),2 above 239 mg/dL. If inherited and left untreated, people with this condition have a five-fold greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease…

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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. GLO2183558-2   The blood contains three main lipid types:1 Dyslipidemia is defined…

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