oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Hypercholesterolaemia : from inauspicious to appropriate to detrimental : case study
|Article Title||Hypercholesterolaemia : from inauspicious to appropriate to detrimental : case study|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2016|
|Pages||30 - 32|
|Keyword(s)||Case report, HDL cholesterol, Hypercholesterolaemia, LDL cholesterol and TC|
Hypercholesterolaemia is a chronic disease that affects up to 53% of the global population. Lifestyle modification and early diagnosis plays an important role in the management of this condition. Various cholesterol screening tests are available, and it is generally accepted that a fasting finger-prick cholesterol test administered by the local pharmacist or primary healthcare provider should not exceed a value of 4.9 mmol/l. However, these screening tests measure the amount of total cholesterol (TC), and rarely differentiate between the individual lipoprotein components. Target values for the different cholesterol components have been well established.
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