Hypolipidemic treatment

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The plasma lipid levels we strive to achieve with hypolipidemic treatment should be within normal limits.

Physiological ranges[edit | edit source]

  • Total cholesterol <5.0 mmol / l;
  • LDL-cholesterol <3.0 mmol / l;
  • triglycerides <1.7 mmol / l;
  • HDL-cholesterol > 1.0 mmol /l for men,> 1.2 mmol /l for women.

Treatment procedure[edit | edit source]

There are three main treatments available for DLP treatment:

  • dietary treatment (eg: intermittent fasting)
  • aerobic exercise (3 to 4 times a week);
  • pharmacological treatment.

In overweight patients, weight reduction (at least 5-10% by weight) and (for smokers) quitting smoking are also required.

Pharmacotherapy[edit | edit source]

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