Risk Factors of Hyperlipidemia and How to Prevent

Hyperlipidemia is when there is an excess of lipids (fats) in the blood. This increases the risk of serious health outcomes including heart disease. Luckily, you have the power to take the necessary steps each day to manage or prevent this condition! In this article, we will discuss the risk factors of hyperlipidemia and how to prevent or manage it.

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What is Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD)? How Do I Calculate my Risk?

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD), Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD), are all different names for the same disease. CAD is caused by atherosclerosis, which is a buildup of fatty deposits (atheroma) in the coronary arteries. Over time, as gradually build up more fatty deposits, they can lead to vital arteries in and out of the heart or brain to become narrowed or blocked, reducing the amount of blood that can get to the heart or brain. As a result, having this disease puts a person at higher risk of getting a coronary death or nonfatal myocardial infarction (heart attack) , or fatal or nonfatal stroke. Continue reading “What is Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD)? How Do I Calculate my Risk?”