Yes, Gotodoctor.ca provides virtual care services for high blood cholesterol levels. A doctor will take a comprehensive in-depth history and may provide you with prescriptions. Depending on the severity of symptoms further recommendations will be provided. If a patient is suffering from hypercholesterolemia and has risk factors for CVDs, the doctor will direct him/her to clinic treatment.
High cholesterol in the bloodstream indicates the deposition of low-density lipoproteins in the vessels and low levels of high-density lipoproteins. Familial hypercholesterolemia is one of the most common types which is an inherited condition. High cholesterol levels in blood put you at risk of developing plaques in the blood vessels, narrowing the lumen of blood vessels with the accumulation of fat deposits around their boundaries and blocking the pathways to normal circulation. High cholesterol put you at risk of stroke, heart attacks, high blood pressure leading to hypertension, obesity and other serious heart conditions which can prove fatal for life. Sedentary lifestyle with poor dietary habits and certain genetic factors contribute towards developing hypercholesterolemia.
Symptoms and signs of high blood cholesterol include fatigue, shortness of breath, angina, chest pain, numbness in peripheral extremities and nausea. A doctor will be able to diagnose high cholesterol levels by performing a lipid profile and identifying characteristic symptoms[7, 8]. High blood cholesterol levels result from consuming saturated fats which are found in meat, beef, commercially prepared dairy products, bakery items that contain an immense amount of trans-fat, margarine and processed foods items.
A doctor decides on treatment after taking a comprehensive history of the patient. Dietary and lifestyle modifications may be done at initial stages. If lipid levels cannot be controlled then statins may be prescribed. Statins controls the levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) levels in the body[11-13] [14, 15].
Online doctors on Gotodoctor.ca treat high cholesterol through virtual care services. An appointment can be easily made with an online doctor. High cholesterol levels can be treated via virtual care methods[7, 14-21]. A doctor is able to interpret lipid profile reports. An online doctor will take a comprehensive history of your signs and symptoms and may provide you with prescriptions. Prescriptions can be obtained by online doctors. Virtual care services provided by Gotodoctor.ca assure comfort, convenience and a higher level of care for the patient.
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