Treatment of hyperlipidemia

Treatment of hyperlipidemia

Non-pharmacological treatment of hyperlipidemia mainly aims at decreasing cardiovascular risk factors: losing weight, stop smoking, and increasing exercise. A diet consisting of low saturated fat intake, fish, fruit, vegetables and fibers might decrease cholesterol levels up to 10%.

If these factors are not sufficient in decreasing LDL levels, pharmacological treatment is required. Drug treatment includes a variety of agents (statins, bile acid resins, fibric acid derivatives, nicotinic acid, fish oils, and ezetimibe) that affect cholesterol synthesis, cholesterol losses in bile and LDL and VLDL metabolism.


Which of the following is false? 


What are some indications and advantages of combination therapy?