As a lipidologist (cholesterol specialist), I wanted to briefly introduce you to National Lipid Foundation. This Foundation supports patient and clinician education research and community outreach activities that enhance and support the Foundation in its efforts to reduce cardiovascular events and deaths related to abnormalities of cholesterol metabolism.
With a wider depth of knowledge in this specialty, a lipidologist can offer more treatment recommendations; they can run complex diagnostic tests to diagnose or predict other diseases that correlate with specific lipid densities and sizes, such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes. In short, lipid specialists help reduce deaths related to high cholesterol and other lipid disorders.
Lipidologists’ goal is to enhance the practice of lipid management; this branch of medicine (lipidology) continues to evolve. Lipidologists primarily treat patients with disorders or disruptions in the amount of lipids in the blood (dyslipidemia). Lipids are fats, and normal levels are required for good health. Really high lipid levels can lead to illness and cardiovascular disease, including arterial blockage, heart attack, and stroke.
If you have very high cholesterol, have difficult treating your cholesterol, have a family history of early heart attacks, or a personal history of vascular disease (coronary artery disease), it’s best to consult with a board certified lipidologist to receive the most accurate treatment for your cholesterol problems. A lipid specialist can treat patients through drug therapy, diet changes, and lifestyle modifications.
The Foundation’s website is a great resource to learn more about Lipids. One example of a great resource on this site is the FCS Cookbook. The cookbook was created by the wife of a patient who was suffering from extremely high triglycerides levels and Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome, which is a rare hereditary condition where a person lack properly functioning lipoprotein lipase. (LPL). This woman created a cook book full of delicious recipes (husband and children approved) that are low in fat, which reduced his symptoms.
At Internal Medicine, Lipid & Wellness of Fort Myers, Dr. Kordonowy offers his patients an advanced cholesterol clinic, and those who can truly benefit from his expertise are those that suffering from high cholesterol, those who have complex cholesterol disorders, sufferers of familial hypercholesterolemia, and people with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Kordonowy’s expertise within this medical subspecialty has helped many patients increase their longevity, because they could effectively manage their difficult cases of high cholesterol.
To book a consult, click here or call 239-362-3005, ext. 200. Dr. Kordonowy is a concierge, patient membership physician in Fort Myers, and provides direct primary care services.