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Lipid Management

Lipids are a broad group of naturally occurring molecules in the body that includes cholesterol (HDL and LDL) and triglycerides. It is essential for patients to maintain healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels in order to prevent heart disease and other types of medical problems.

How to Test Lipid Levels

In order to manage your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, your physician first needs to determine what those levels are, so you will come to the office for a simple blood test, called a lipid profile.

In order to prepare for your lipid profile:

  • Do not consume solid foods, caffeine or de-caffeinated drinks for 8 hours before your blood test.
  • Keep yourself hydrated with water only.

What to Expect for Lipid Management

Depending on the results of your lipid profile, your physician may want to start you on a plan to manage your lipid levels. This plan could include dietary changes (such as reducing cholesterol and saturated fats), an increase in exercise, and medication.

Practice Information

Mineola
200 Old Country Road
Suite #278
Mineola, NY 11501-4298
Phone: 516-877-0977
Fax: 516-294-6861
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday by appointment
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Forest Hills
99-01 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY 11374
Phone: 718-268-6300
Fax: 516-294-6861
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