In addition to risk factors such as stress, lack of exercise, smoking, and poor nutrition, a lipometabolism disorder can often lead to disorder of the cardiovascular system. Included among the most common lipometabolism disorders is hypercholesterolemia, i.e., increased cholesterol content in the blood. Excessive cholesterol can lead to premature or very pronounced hardening of the arteries – particularly in the coronary arteries, and the head and leg vessels. Heart attack, stroke, or severe circulatory disorders of the legs can be the result.

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Our goal is to prevent the occurrence of such secondary complications in our patients as much as possible. What is crucial in this respect is it to recognize vascular calcifications early. We rely on a differential diagnosis and a comprehensive therapeutic approach to treat your lipometabolism disorder optimally. Our experienced specialists have decades of experience in this area.
We will support you in reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease, such as stroke or heart attack. If you have questions or would like more information, our medical and nursing team is here for you.

Lipometabolism disorders can be successfully treated – we will show you the possibilities

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Diagnostics

After a detailed analysis of your medical history and family medical history, and thorough physical examinations, we or our partners will perform the following examinations in the context of lipometabolism diagnosis:

    •  special laboratory investigations, for instance …
      • genetic determination of blood lipid disordersblood lipid measurement, such as LDL and HDL cholesterol
    • blood pressure measurement
    • ECG
    • blood glucose measurements
    • ultrasound of the heart and vessels

Therapy

General measures

Diet, exercise, and stress management – depending on the severity of lipometabolism disorder, a change in lifestyle and a cholesterol-reduced diet may already be sufficient to treat the disorder successfully.

Drug therapy

Only when no or insufficient improvement has been achieved by general measures, will additional medical treatment be meaningful and necessary. The following active ingredients in particular have been proven to successfully lower the cholesterol level:

    • CSE inhibitors
    • Fibrate

Our experienced specialists will determine the appropriate treatment for you in dependence upon the type and severity of your metabolic disorder.

LDL apheresis

If the dietary and drug treatment do not result in a satisfactory effect in your case, an LDL apheresis (lipometabolism dialysis) may be necessary for successful treatment. This method involves a medical blood purification procedure for the removal of LDL cholesterol. Apheresis takes place outside the body; the ‘purified’ blood is redirected into the patient.

Sustainable prevention and special therapy – we will help you to avoid cardiovascular disorders