Cholesterol hypercholesterolemia N. Panagiotopoulos, Cardiologist

Hypercholesterolemia Dyslipidemia

Because coronary artery disease is due to some predisposing factors, it is important to know how to regulate them in the safest and most effective way. With the term hypercholesterolemia dyslipidemia, we mean quantitative and qualitative disorders of human lipid metabolism. The most important lipids of the human body are cholesterol (total cholesterol, LDL and HDL) and triglycerides.

Hypercholesterolemia Dyslipidemia Causes

Cholesterol is a substance that our body makes up in the liver when our foods are high in fat. However, despite the low intake of fats, metabolism may have someone without being overweight with too much cholesterol. The increase in cholesterol stored in the vessel wall (“bad cholesterol” LDL cholesterol). It leads to coronary artery disease, ischemic cerebral attack, peripheral stenosis disease. He is responsible for many sudden deaths.

On the other hand, there is also cholesterol removed from the vessels to be used for the needs of the body (“good cholesterol” HDL cholesterol). It can protect people from all these diseases. Our goal is to reduce “bad” and increase “good” cholesterol.

Hypercholesterolemia Dyslipidemia Treatment

The first goal is with proper nutrition, proper exercise. If these are not effective, in administering medication. “Good” cholesterol does not depend on dietary factors but mainly requires exercise and smoking cessation. Both goals – the drop in LDL cholesterol and the increase in HDL – are important. The long-term goal is to protect the vessels from the creation of the so-called atherosclerotic plaque. It is an effort that must be done in a way well tolerated by the patient.

It would be ideal to be enjoyable  by the patient without having difficulty following the instructions. Good information, knowledge, collaboration, and systematic monitoring is required. The secret of the whole effort is mutual trust and good cooperation with the doctor. It is therefore a matter of analytical explanation of the mechanisms of atheism creation, the greater effectiveness of the weapons that modern medicine gives us and, from then on, the constant alertness to maintain the right outcome.

Cardiology Office of N. Panagiotopoulos, Marousi