Treatments for Lipid Disorders
The primary goal is to lower your overall risk of heart disease and stroke. This can be done in many ways. The first way to lower your risk is by making healthy lifestyle changes (weight loss, exercise, and healthy eating). When necessary, medicines may also be used.
Reaching healthy lipid levels is a part of reducing your risk of heart disease. Goals include lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels, reducing triglyceride levels, and raising HDL ("good") cholesterol levels. The target levels will depend on your overall risk for heart disease.
Treatment involves the following:Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapies
Currently, there are no surgical options for the treatment of lipid disorders.
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