Hyperlipidemia Prevention

Is it possible to prevent Hyperlipidemia? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods in the condition center at ThirdAge.com.


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How to Prevent Hyperlipidemia

To help reduce your chance of getting hyperlipidemia, take the following steps:

  • Starting at age 20, get cholesterol tests.
  • Eat a diet low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.
  • If you smoke, quit.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation (two drinks per day for men, one drink per day for women).
  • If you are overweight, lose weight.
  • Exercise regularly. Talk with your doctor first.
  • If you have diabetes , control your blood sugar.
  • Talk to your doctor about medications you are taking. They may have side effects that cause hyperlipidemia.

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