Cholesterol Disorders

Cholesterol Disorders

The patient drove himself to the ED after experiencing symptoms while playing basketball. He has a history of anxiety, but is this more than a case of nerves over a missed foul shot?

A 46-year-old man with a history of anxiety and chest pain and a family history of hyperlipidemia drives himself to the emergency department after experiencing non-pleuritic, non-radiating chest pain and dyspnea while playing basketball a

Contrave, a combination of naltrexone and buproprion, has been approved for long-term weight loss management in overweight and obese adults.

The real impact of nutritious menu changes at fast food chains like McDonalds remains to be seen, but these—along with modifying the dosage schedules of patients who appear to be statin-intolerant—may prove to have long-term salubrious effects.

Smoking can increase cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL while decreasing HDL.

Although this study did not show benefits for heart disease, it has shown that weight loss improves many other health problems.


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