Dyslipidemia occurs when blood lipid levels are too high or low. Blood lipids include LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol), HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol), and Triglycerides. Healthy blood lipid levels naturally vary in individuals. People with high levels of LDL and triglycerides or very low HDL levels tend to have a higher risk of developing atherosclerosis, i.e. narrrowing of blood vessels.
Your Doctor will usually focus on lowering a person’s levels of triglycerides and LDL. However, treatment can vary, depending on the underlying cause of dyslipidemia and how severe it is. Lifestyle adjustments, supplements and medication can also help to encourage healthy blood lipid levels. Treatment target levels in individuals will vary, depending on their risk factor profiles.
Consult Dr Ang to learn more on how to manage healthy blood lipid levels and cardiovascular disease