More than fifty percent of the German population between the ages of 18 and 79 has too much cholesterol in their blood. The problem: this hypercholesterolaemia can have numerous health consequences. For example, the development of serious vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. Early diagnosis and targeted treatment are therefore essential. Avi Medical supports you in this at all our locations.
The clinical picture of hypercholesterolaemia refers to an elevated level of cholesterol in the blood.
Cholesterol is a so-called isoprenoid and thus an essential building block of numerous natural plant and animal substances. As such, it is found in food, but is also produced by the body itself.
Its tasks: Cholesterol is a component of cell membranes and in this function is important for their stability and deformability. It also serves as "packaging" for molecules that are transported through the organism, forms the precursor of important hormones and bile acids and, finally, is also an essential part of the body's own vitamin D synthesis.
The clinical picture of hypercholesterolaemia is diagnosed in the blood from a total cholesterol value of more than 190mg/dL. From 240mg/dL upwards, the cholesterol is even considered to be severely elevated .
The exact composition of the elevated cholesterol can vary from person to person.
Because: Cholesterol occurs in the body in different "transport forms". The so-called " good" cholesterol is HDL. The "bad" ch olesterol is LDL, which is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Depending on the severity of the anomaly, the total cholesterol value or only the LDL can be elevated. The good cholesterol HDL, on the other hand, is often even reduced inhypercholesterolaemia.
Possible triggers of hypercholesterolaemia include:
Hypercholesterolaemia is usually asymptomatic for a long time and is often only discovered through accompanying and secondary symptoms. These include:
The successful treatment of hypercholesterolaemia begins with early diagnosis . At Avi Medical, this includes a holistic screening consisting of the following components:
In the subsequent therapy, the following measures follow, depending on the severity of the hypercholesterolaemia:
In the final step, our experienced doctors ensure your continued health with comprehensive aftercare. This includes: