Dyslipidemia. It's a long word, but it's linked to the No. 1 killer in the U.S.: heart disease. If you have dyslipidemia, which is characterized by abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels, you can do something about it.
Research shows that high low-density lipoprotein, or LDL or "bad" cholesterol, and low high-density lipoprotein, or HDL or "good" cholesterol, increase your risk for heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. Recent research also shows that improving cholesterol levels may not only slow the process of plaque buildup, but also reverse it in some instances.
What's offered through the clinic?
Screening for abnormal lipid values using a blood test.
Explanation of lipid profile results.
Counseling on risk factors, including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, being overweight, living a sedentary lifestyle, and family history.
Risk factor modification and referral to resources and programs at Mayo Clinic Health System, including smoking cessation, as well as exercise, weight-loss, diet and diabetes education.
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