Cholesterol and Lipid Disorders in Tarzana, CA

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What are Cholesterol and Lipid Disorders?

Cholesterol plays a crucial role in your bloodstream by aiding in cell tissue formation and nerve protection. It is classified into two types: HDL, often referred to as "good" cholesterol, and LDL, known as "bad" cholesterol. While your liver naturally produces cholesterol, it can also be obtained from certain food sources, such as dairy products, eggs, and meat. However, excessive levels of cholesterol can pose significant health risks, including heart attacks and strokes. At Yehuda Handelsman, M.D., we offer a range of treatment options to help patients effectively manage and enhance their cholesterol levels. To schedule an appointment for a cholesterol check, please contact our office located in Tarzana, CA.

How is High Cholesterol Treated?

Elevated cholesterol levels are often attributed to lifestyle choices, including being overweight, consuming a high-fat diet, leading a sedentary lifestyle, and smoking. Genetic factors can also contribute to high cholesterol. To assess your cholesterol levels, a comprehensive blood panel will be conducted to measure your HDL and LDL cholesterol. Dr. Handelsman will collaborate with you to create a personalized treatment plan to address high cholesterol. Typically, treatment involves a combination of prescription medications and lifestyle modifications, such as reducing the intake of fatty foods, and increasing consumption of soluble fiber and healthy fats. The objective is to lower LDL cholesterol levels while raising HDL cholesterol levels.

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Take Control of Your Cholesterol: Schedule Your Checkup Today!

High cholesterol is often called a "silent killer" because it may not present any noticeable symptoms. Nevertheless, this prevalent condition is manageable. If it has been a considerable amount of time since your last cholesterol check or if you have a family history of high cholesterol, we encourage you to contact the team at Yehuda Handelsman, M.D.. During your visit to our clinic in Tarzana, CA, we can conduct a comprehensive cholesterol test to evaluate your levels thoroughly.

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What diseases are closely associated with high cholesterol?

High cholesterol can lead to a wide number of diseases and conditions. This could include heart disease, stroke, and vascular disease. If you're worried about your cholesterol levels, meet with the experts at Yehuda Handelsman, M.D. today to find the right treatment for you.

What Are the Most Common Lipid Disorders?

Irregularities in terms of lipid metabolism can cause diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, renal illnesses, and colestatic liver disorders. Fortunately, our staff are highly trained in the prevention and treatment of all of these diseases.

What happens when cholesterol levels get too low?

We often hear about people with high cholesterol, but we hear a lot less about those with low cholesterol. This is due, in large part, to the fact that the risks are much lower. However, it is believed that low cholesterol could be associated with things like cancer and hemorrhagic stroke.

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