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Lipid abnormalities are marked by abnormal levels of lipid in the body. Cholesterol and triglycerides are two of the most important lipids found in our bodies. Cholesterol is a waxy substance generated by the liver that plays a vital role in the formation of cell membranes. Being insoluble in water, cholesterol does not dissolve in the blood and is transported throughout the body with the help of small particles known as lipoproteins. These are broadly classified into two types - low-density lipoproteins or LDL and high-density lipoproteins or HDL. 

  • LDL is commonly referred to as bad cholesterol,  as it can pile up in the arteries and accumulate, leading to severe obstruction, which increases the rest of problems like heart attack and stroke. 
  • HDL also referred to as good cholesterol, aids in the elimination of LDL. 

As important as it is to decrease the levels of LDL, it is equally important to manage healthy HDL levels. 

Causes 
High cholesterol is primarily a result of unhealthy lifestyle practices which include

  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Stagnant Lifestyle
  • Excessive smoking and use of tobacco in any form
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia

Risk factors

  • You are at a higher risk of developing cholesterol if
  • You consume an unhealthy diet, which includes foods rich in cholesterol and trans fats. 
  • You have a body mass index of 30 or more
  • You do not take part in physical activities and exercises
  • You smoke excessively
  • You have an underlying medical condition like diabetes. 

Complications 
The accumulation of cholesterol in your arteries can lead to atherosclerosis, open resulting in complications like

  • Angina
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke

Diagnosis 
High cholesterol is detected with the help of a simple blood test called a lipid panel, or lipid profile. This helps to assess the levels of

  • Total cholesterol
  • LDL cholesterol
  • HDL cholesterol
  • Triglycerides

Treatment 
Treatment for High Cholesterol includes lifestyle changes, dietary modifications and medication.

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Meet Our Team

Dr. R S Khedar

Director- Internal Medicine & Critical Care, Medical Director

Dr. Alok Mathur

Senior Consultant & Coordinator - Internal Medicine &
Director - Preventive Cardiology

Dr. Jugal Bihari Gupta

Senior Consultant - Internal Medicine & Director Clinical Research

Dr. Rajeev Gupta

Chairman - Preventive Cardiology, General Medicine, Research & Academics & Chairman - Medical Sciences

Dr. Yogendra Singh

Consultant - Internal Medicine