What is Lipid Management?
The ultimate goal for lipid management is to decrease the risk of heart disease by lowering harmful cholesterol levels. The doctor recommends that patients make lifestyle changes, such as eating a diet lower in fat, exercising, and losing weight. If cholesterol does not get lower with lifestyle changes, your doctor may recommend medications.
What to Expect?
- A significant part of a lifestyle change is changing one’s diet
- Smokers need to quit immediately
- Losing weight
- Increased physical activity, but because each person’s health condition and exercise tolerance are different, a physician needs to be instructed.