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Blood lipid levels

Blood lipid values ​​at Avi Medical

Blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides support the body in many vital processes. But: Permanently elevated blood lipid levels can have numerous health consequences. These include the development of serious vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis and even heart attacks. The early diagnosisand targeted treatmentof this so-called hyperlipidemia is therefore essential. Our doctors from Avi Medical will accompany you at all our locations.

What are blood lipid values?

Medical professionals understand blood lipids to mean a wide variety of lipids found in the blood. These fats include: 

  • LDL, HDL and total cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • VLDL (short for very-low-density lipoproteins, i.e. lipidoproteins of very low density)

When do blood lipid levels become elevated?

The most significant indicators for diagnosing hyperlipidemia are your total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol -Values. The following applies here: The lipid metabolism disorder occurs in healthy people with a total cholesterol value of more than 190mg/dL. Alternatively or in addition, theLDL cholesterol value is more than 115mg/dL. 

But also a HDL cholesterol value of more than 40mg/dL (in men) and 45mg/dL (in women) or a triglycerol value of more than 150mg/dL signal Elevated blood lipid levels. 

Good to know: Blood lipid levels are generally never considered and treated separately, but always in interaction with other individual risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.

What are the triggers of increased Blood lipid levels?

The possible triggers of hyperlipidemia include:

  • genetic predisposition (e.g. familial hyperlipidemia)
  • malnutrition (alcohol, too many trans fats and saturated fatty acids from highly processed foods)
  • lack of exercise
  • Pre-existing conditions such as hypothyroidism, kidney damage and type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • pregnancy
  • certain medications such as hormone preparations and AIDS medications

What are the symptoms of elevated blood lipid levels?

Elevated blood lipid levels are usually over asymptomatic for a long time and are often only discovered through accompanying and secondary symptoms. These include:

  • Artherosclerotic events (heart attack, stroke)
  • Lipid deposits in the skin (yellow spots or nodules)
  • fatty liver

Treatment of elevated blood lipid levels at Avi Medical

Successful treatment of hyperlipidemia begins with early diagnosis. At Avi Medical, this includes a holistic screening consisting of the following components:

  • Preparation of an anamnesis (also family anamnesis)
  • Laboratory examination (total cholesterol)
  • If the result is abnormal, the LDL, HDL levels are also determined. and triglycerol (“blood fat”) values 

In the subsequent therapy Depending on the severity of the hyperlipidemia, the following measures include: 

  • Lifestyle changes (healthy diet and sufficient exercise)
  • supporting: medication (e.g. statins alone or in combination with other lipid-lowering drugs) 

In the last step our experienced doctors at Avi Medical ensure your continued health with comprehensive aftercare. This includes: 

  • regular laboratory checks
  • for patients at high risk, additional examinations such as an ultrasound of the liver