Keeping track of your cholesterol is essential to maintaining good cardiac health. The condition commonly called “high cholesterol” is more technically known as hyperlipidemia or dyslipidemia. It occurs when our blood has accumulated an excess of triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, or too little HDL cholesterol.
One form of this condition, known as hypercholesterolemia, involves excess non-HDL and LDL cholesterol in your blood. Having any form of hyperlipidemia can result in the accumulation of plaque deposits within your arteries, putting you at risk of blockages that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
If you’re concerned about high cholesterol symptoms and about improving your health, reach out to HealthspanMD™. We’ll schedule a consultation online or at our clinic in Phoenix, Arizona to evaluate the cholesterol levels in your system. We specialize in treating high cholesterol and have been helping patients with hyperlipidemia get the best care for their cholesterol so they can lower their risk of heart disease, stroke, atrial fibrillation, kidney disease, dementia, and early death.
Ready to receive comprehensive, individualized care from the top heart doctors in Phoenix? Dr. Hurst and the team at HealthspanMD™ can’t wait to meet you. Request your first appointment and get started with us today.
A diagnosis of hyperlipidemia is an indication that it’s time to take action to get control of your health. But it’s important to understand that deciding on the best treatment for your cholesterol is complex. Other factors that increase the risk for artery blockages need to be considered, such as hypertension, prediabetes or diabetes, smoking, age, and family history of heart disease.
However, with expert guidance from a heart specialist doctor, addressing all these concerns is possible, and managing signs of high cholesterol can be critically important in lowering your heart disease and stroke risk. Anyone above 20 years of age should have their cholesterol levels tested regularly.
The steps you can take to treat your cholesterol and lower your risk for heart disease and stroke include:
HealthspanMD™ specializes in a personalized, comprehensive, and connected approach that includes natural treatments like weight loss, improved diet, and lifestyle changes as a typical first approach. Our treatment goal is to minimize or eliminate medications as often as possible, but if cholesterol medications are needed, we make sure our patients are on the best medications with the most substantial benefits for them If you have hyperlipidemia, we’ll develop a treatment plan to restore your cholesterol to safe levels, as addressing high cholesterol is an essential part of maintaining lasting heart health.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition, even when you have a specific goal like lowering your cholesterol. We are all unique and this makes creating a healthy longevity nutrition system complex. There is NOT one way to eat that fits everyone – whether it’s low carb, low fat, vegan, Mediterranean, keto, whole-food plant-based, etc. And even if there were, if you don’t enjoy it, it’s not going to work for you in the long run.
But there is a framework for finding YOUR best diet which we use to help our clients discover their personal longevity nutrition system by helping them answer four questions:
Yes! HealthspanMD™ is proud to accept insurance from most major providers, including Medicare. View our Insurance page to see our full list of accepted providers, and if you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly, knowledgeable staff.
At HealthspanMD™, we make it easy to take the first step toward achieving your health, weight, and longevity goals. Just press the Request an Appointment button to schedule your first consultation. You’ll meet with Dr. Hurst to create your Healthspan Action Plan and get clear on your best opportunities to achieve your goals.