Studies on dyslipidemia: Participate in our research
Do you suffer from dyslipidemia? You might be eligible for one of our studies?
What is dyslipidemia?
What exactly is dyslipidemia? It’s a health problem characterized by an increase in lipids, i.e. cholesterol, triglycerides, or both. On the other hand, dyslipidemia can be characterized by low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, known as HDL (the good cholesterol).
Many factors predispose to or cause dyslipidemia. These include lifestyle, genetics, certain health disorders, certain medications or a combination of several of these factors.
How to assess dyslipidemia?
How do I know if I have dyslipidemia? It’s very simple: the lipid profile can be assessed from a single blood test. It will be possible to assess total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol).
Treatment of dyslipidemia
How can dyslipidemia be treated? There are non-drug treatments, such as physical activity and healthy eating. However, it is often necessary to take medication if lifestyle habits are not sufficient to improve lipid levels.
Treatment is tailored to the dyslipidemia. Hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia are not treated in the same way.
Consequences of untreated dyslipidemia
What can happen if dyslipidemia is left untreated? Uncontrolled dyslipidemia can lead to cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure.
If you are already known to have dyslipidemia or would like to know your lipid profile, we invite you to contact us at Alpha Recherche Clinique. We may have a treatment for you if you are eligible for one of our studies.
We also invite people who are already taking medication for their dyslipidemia to contact us.
To find out more about the studies currently being recruited, please contact the Alpha Recherche Clinique team at 418-704-1112 (Lebourgneuf) or 418-847-1112 (Val-Bélair).