Doctor for High Cholesterol in New Jersey
The Weight Loss and Wellness Center has years of experience working with patients who suffer from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and the full range of weight-related health concerns. It’s our primary mission at WLWC to serve our patients with personalized treatment plans and the utmost support, as we understand how challenging it can be to gain control over your weight and overall health. We work hard to personalize every step of your journey toward healthy cholesterol levels by providing the exact support you need, which could include a weight management plan, support groups, or medication. Whatever your need, we understand your struggle and we are here to help you!
What is high cholesterol?
Cholesterol, which is simply a waxy substance that is naturally produced by your liver, is not always bad for you. In fact, your body uses it to build new cells, which help your body properly function. However, having too much cholesterol in your body can cause a waxy buildup in your arteries and obstruct your blood from properly flowing. This can lead to serious and even life-threatening health conditions. Cholesterol is usually affected by eating foods that contain high levels of cholesterol or eating foods that have trans fat, which triggers your liver to create excessive cholesterol. In either of these situations, high levels of cholesterol in the body is harmful and should be treated by a high cholesterol specialist who has experience with diet and weight management.
Dr. Majid and the team at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center specializes in treating obesity and related health conditions, including high cholesterol. We offer a wide range of services to help you regain control of your weight, health, and life.
What causes high cholesterol?
High cholesterol can be caused by a number of factors, including:
- Your diet
- Being overweight or obese
- Poor exercise habits
- Being older
- Family history of high cholesterol
What are the symptoms of high cholesterol?
Typically, high cholesterol will not have any noticeable symptoms until the condition is severe or causes a serious health problem like heart disease. That’s why it’s important to routinely have cholesterol testing performed by a physician. This is especially important if any of the following risk factors for high cholesterol apply to you:
Eating a diet high in trans fat, sugar, or saturated fat
Having high blood pressure
How is high cholesterol diagnosed?
Because symptoms are almost always non-existent, speaking with a doctor about having your cholesterol measured is important. Your cholesterol can be measured by a physician during a simple blood test, which is called a lipoprotein profile test. This test can measure the overall level of your cholesterol, as well as breaks down how much good cholesterol you have compared to bad cholesterol.
If you suspect that you might have high cholesterol or you are at risk of developing high cholesterol, visit the Weight Loss and Wellness Center in New Jersey for a consultation and simple blood test to measure your levels.
What are my high cholesterol treatment options?
Because cholesterol levels are paired closely with your nutrition and weight, a doctor who specializes in weight loss and wellness is often able to provide the necessary treatment options to get your levels under control. The most common high cholesterol treatments recommended by our experts at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center include the following non-surgical and surgical options:
Nutritional counseling/high cholesterol diet plan
Weight loss support groups
Weight loss medication
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Revision bariatric surgery