Here’s What You Need to Know About Dyslipidemia Treatment in Sterling Heights

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1 in 3 adults in America suffer from dyslipidemia. Tri-County Medical Clinic is committed to providing top-notch dyslipidemia treatment in Sterling Heights.

Dyslipidemia is any condition defined by an abnormal level of lipids and fats in the bloodstream. It can lead to chronic conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

Who Is at Risk of Dyslipidemia?

It is common for people to inherit dyslipidemia from one or both parents. However, lifestyle factors like diet and exercise also have a large impact on your risk of developing dyslipidemia. Lifestyle factors contributing to dyslipidemia include:

  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle (lack of exercise and movement)
  • High consumption of saturated and trans fats

How Do You Treat Dyslipidemia?

Fortunately, individuals can often prevent or reverse dyslipidemia by making the right lifestyle choices. If you are at risk of or have dyslipidemia, a medical provider at the Tri-County Medical Clinic can guide you through treatment.

Step 1

The first step in treating dyslipidemia is usually adjusting lifestyle factors. That might include:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Adding 45 minutes of physical activity to your day
  • Adjusting the foods you eat

We might also recommend weight loss injections depending on a variety of factors.

Step 2

Following lifestyle adjustments, if we don’t see improvements in your blood work after 3-6 months, we may prescribe lipid-lowering medications such as Statins, Ezetimide, and/or PCSK9 inhibitors. Managing medication for conditions of the blood is a speciality area at Tri-County Medical Clinic.

Learn if You Have Dyslipidemia at Tri-County Medical Clinic

The consequences of untreated dyslipidemia can be fatal, so it’s crucial that you partake in blood work every so often to ensure you don’t need a treatment plan. Our Diabetes and Lipids Clinic is a caring, first-rate environment, so don’t hesitate to use the button below to get started. We look forward to your visit.

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