Treatments for Lipid Disorders
by Michael Jubinville, MPH
The goal of treatment is to bring lipids to a healthy level. This will lower the risk of heart disease and other problems. This may involve lifestyle changes. Medicine may be used if these steps do not work. Your care team will help you stay on track with your goals. Treatment is often changed over time to meet your needs.
Lipid disorders are treated with:
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Last reviewed March 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Marcin Chwistek, MD
Last Updated: 5/28/2019
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