Obesity and High Cholesterol

High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) is often associated with excess body weight. Moreover, weight gain in itself often leads to an increase of the cholesterol level. Conversely, a loss of weight often results in a decrease of the cholesterol level. Hypercholesterolemia is harmful to your health on many levels, particularly with respect to your cardiovascular system. Hypercholesterolemia causes atherosclerosis, which means that the walls of the blood vessels become diseased and thickened due to the accumulation of cholesterol plaques, so that the diameter of your blood vessels gets significantly reduced to such a point that the flow of blood circulating through is greatly diminished, giving rise to all sorts of problems such as the occurence of a heart attack, for example. Most patients who suffer from hypercholesterolemia take medications which, sometimes, can have undesirable side effects.

In our program treating jointly obesity and hypercholesterolemia, our first task is to determine the best method for you to lose weight while maximizing the control of your cholesterol level. In addition, our nurse will monitor the evolution of your weight and your physical activity on a daily basis, in real time, via our remote monitoring technology. This will allow us to evaluate the appropriate time to gradually decrease your medications. We will advise you as to when to discuss it with your doctor. Our dietitian will develop a personalized program for you based on your health condition and based on the exercise program that our kinesiologist will have designed for you. In addition, your physical activity level and caloric expenditure will be monitored on a daily basis to allow us to adjust both your diet and your medications throughout the program to ensure optimal control of your cholesterol level.

Are you interested in our program? Fill out the confidential health questionnaire online and we will contact you!