Lipid disorders develop when fatty substances, including cholesterol and triglycerides, build up in your blood. Left unchecked, these buildups, commonly referred to as high cholesterol or high triglycerides, can lead to many other health problems, including high blood pressure and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). They can also increase your risk for developing heart disease and suffering from a stroke.

At MedStar Health, you can depend on a highly skilled and experienced team of endocrinologists to help manage your lipid disorder. We work with all of your other specialists, including cardiologists and vascular surgeons, to offer you the most advanced and effective treatment available.

To manage high cholesterol, we recommend a combination of lifestyle changes, including

  • Eating a heart-healthy diet that includes fiber-rich fruits and vegetables and avoids saturated fats, fast foods, and commercially baked products
  • Exercising regularly
  • Losing weight, if you are overweight
  • Quitting smoking

A variety of medication options are also available to help lower your cholesterol when diet and exercise are not enough. We will work with you to prescribe a medication that will be most effective for you.

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MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
33rd Street Building, Suite 501
200 East 33rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Office: 410-554-4511
Fax: 410-554-6490

MedStar Health Urgent Care and Medical Offices
Federal Hill
1420 Key Highway, Third Floor
Baltimore, MD 21230

MedStar Adult Medicine
2800 Kirk Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218

Lake Falls Village Center
6080 Falls Road, Suite 204
Baltimore, MD 21209