Cholesterol Disorders (Dyslipidemia)

Disorders of cholesterol are among the most prevalent medical problems in society today. Each year, more information about the importance of screening for and aggressive treatment of cholesterol disorders becomes available. Disorders of cholesterol are associated with heart attacks and stroke, and depending on the patient, different goals for the level of cholesterol are determined. Often cholesterol disorders can be ameliorated by lifestyle changes, but frequently these changes are not sufficient, and various medications need to be prescribed to reduce the cholesterol to acceptable levels.