High cholesterol levels among adults are very common, and if you are one of the many who struggle with the condition you may be at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, among other complications. Our Phoenix, AZ, lipidologist is a medical professional who specializes in helping you manage high blood lipid levels, which include cholesterol and triglycerides. You can learn more about all the different ways you can benefit from visiting a lipidologist by reaching out to Dr. Kevin Chan of Pineapple Health.
Just as you depend on specialists for many aspects of your health, a lipidologist fills the gap by focusing on lipid disorders, in managing, treating, and preventing the condition.
Lipids are compounds in your body that carry out a variety of functions, typically involved with the transportation of energy, storing it, and making hormones.
But having too much of certain lipids can result in a lipid disorder.
Cholesterol is one of these lipids, and when referring to cholesterol you may be familiar with both "good" and "bad" cholesterol.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), is the "bad" cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), is the "good" cholesterol.
As you may expect, professionals suggest that you keep your LDL levels to a minimum and higher levels of HDL.
Similarly, triglycerides are a type of fat that also play an important role in how your body functions, but too many of them are also unhealthy.
Our lipidologist can help you maintain a good balance of all of these and reduce your chances of developing problems later on.
Lipidologist in Phoenix, AZ
The way that these imbalances are usually treated is with a combination of medication and lifestyle changes. Our doctor can help develop a treatment plan with the right medication for your individual needs, but lifestyle changes are just as important since diet plays such an important role in lipid disorders.
You can dial (480) 961-2366 to schedule a consultation with our Phoenix, AZ lipidologist, Dr. Chan of Pineapple Health.