Treatment Overview

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Maj West
Treatment for dyslipidemia almost always includes making changes in your lifestyle. These changes likely involve adjustments to your diet, such as eating a Mediterranean diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, nuts, legumes, seeds, herbs, and whole grains. If you’re overweight, your healthcare provider can suggest a diet for you, or recommend that you see a registered dietician.

Another common lifestyle change involves your activity level. Your provider can recommend an exercise program with at least 75 to 150 minutes of physical activity per week. The level and type of activity is determined by your age and current physical condition. Be sure to check with your provider before starting any exercise program.

Lt Col Reynolds
If you smoke or use tobacco, your provider can suggest a program to help you with tobacco cessation. If you consume excessive amounts of alcohol, it’s important that you limit that consumption.

Of course, in some cases, lifestyle adjustments may not be enough to control dyslipidemia. There are several medications specifically designed to help balance your lipid levels. Your provider can tell you more about these medications and help find one that works best for you.