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Maintaining Cholesterol: How to Avoid Diabetic Dyslipidemia?

Dr. Numan Niaz

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Dyslipidemia is a condition in which there is an increase in the amount of lipids in the patient’s blood. The condition can be both inherited and acquired. There are three types of lipids that are usually present in blood and they are known as high density lipoproteins, triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins. Only the levels of triglycerides or low-density lipoproteins is enhanced in dyslipidemia. When the level of lipids is increased in the blood, the walls of arteries can get filled with plaque causing blockage in regular blood flow ultimately leading to a heart attack.

The condition is fatal and can be hereditary but diabetic people are more vulnerable in acquiring it. It is crucial that diabetic patients take precautionary measures and lead a lifestyle that can help them avoid this situation at all costs. You can visit or book a doctor online. In the paragraphs to follow, this article explains diabetic dyslipidemia and some tips to avoid it.

Why dyslipidemia is linked to diabetes?

Insulin abnormalities have been identified the main cause of disturbance in the levels of lipoproteins in diabetic patients. In case of type two, the normal metabolic action is not enough for insulin and the resistance to the metabolic activity can lead to higher levels of lipoproteins in the blood. Due to these reasons, diabetic patients are more likely to develop dyslipidemia than normal people.

Some other factors that can increase the chances of diabetic dyslipidemia include abnormal apoprotein production in liver, cholesterol ester protein levels in the blood and finally the irregularities in lipoprotein lipase.

The condition lacks any obvious symptoms of its own but as mentioned earlier can cause other serious heart conditions such as coronary artery disease. visit or book a doctor online to learn more about the condition.

How diabetic dyslipidemia can be avoided? 

Changes in cholesterol levels are at the root of dyslipidemia and by watching their cholesterol levels, diabetic patients can avoid developing this condition. Following are some tips to maintain a healthy cholesterol level.

Eating: Eating consciously is one of the most important steps towards a healthy lifestyle. It is important to distinguish between good and bad fats. The saturated or trans fats should be avoided at all costs and they should be replaced by healthy fats which are rich in omega-3. Along with eating healthy fats, it is necessary to include fiber and proteins in your diet.

Exercising: Lower the body fat ratio, lesser is the chance of developing dyslipidemia. It is thus necessary to enhance physical activity so that the fat burning process can continue smoothly. Exercising for three to five days in a week can make all the difference and really help in maintaining a healthy cholesterol.

Smoking and drinking: Smoking can affect lung function and blood circulation. To avoid abnormal high-density lipoproteins, quitting smoking is essential. Alcohol can be consumed but in very little quantities. If both smoking and alcohol are avoided, it is highly likely that the cholesterol levels will remain normal.

If your blood reports are showing abnormal levels of lipids, you should visit or book a doctor online as soon as possible. You can visit our website oladoc.com to read up on cholesterol disorders and look for top endocrinologists in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. You can also call our helpline at 042-3890-0939 to get directed to the specialists that are suitable for your specific concerns.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Numan Niaz
Dr. Numan Niaz - Author Dr. Nauman Niaz is among the Best Internal Medicine Specialist in Islamabad. Dr. Nauman Niaz is a Internal Medicine Specialist, Endocrinologist and Diabetologist. He has a MBBS (Pb), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Glasgow), FRCP (Ireland), FRCP (London), FRCP (Edin), Ph.D (WA) and Post Doc (Oxford) degree along with an experience of 24 years. He is also a member of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC).

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