High cholesterol, which affects more than 95 million American adults, increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. If your cholesterol has been on the rise, contact the office of Soujanya Marupuru, MD, to get started on treatment in Rancho Mirage, California. Dr. Marupuru provides innovative cholesterol management plans designed to reduce your risk of chronic disease. Find out more by booking an exam online or by calling the clinic directly.
High cholesterol is commonly referred to as a “silent killer,” because it has no obvious symptoms until something serious happens (like a heart attack). Because of this, it’s important to have your cholesterol checked regularly.
You may be diagnosed with high cholesterol if you have any of the following:
It’s important to pay attention to your high-density lipoprotein (HDL), too. This is the “good” cholesterol that helps reduce harmful cholesterol components by carrying them out of your body through waste. For optimal heart health, your HDL should be above 60 mg/dL.
Because high cholesterol has so many negative implications on your health, Dr. Marupuru gathers expanded blood lipid panels during your wellness visits to keep tabs on your cholesterol over time. If your cholesterol continues to rise, or if your HDL levels are abnormally low, it could be related to:
Dr. Marupuru is diligent about getting to the root of your high cholesterol, so she can better tailor your treatment plan to your medical situation and lifestyle.
Your cholesterol treatment from the office of Soujanya Marupuru, MD, is likely to combine healthful lifestyle changes, while incorporating certain medications. Dr. Marupuru may recommend:
Depending on the severity of your cholesterol concerns, Dr. Marupuru might also prescribe:
Sometimes dietary supplements can be beneficial for improving your cholesterol numbers, as well. Dr. Marupuru could recommend niacin or omega-3 fatty acid supplements to further treat high cholesterol, especially if prescription medications aren’t a good fit for you.
Before living with high cholesterol another day, schedule an evaluation at the practice of Soujanya Marupuru, MD. Click on the online scheduler or call to speak with a team member.