Lipid Clinic - Children Cholesterol Treatment
If your child has high cholesterol, you are not alone. An alarming number of children are found to have high cholesterol each year. We provide your child the most advanced and complete treatment for kids with symptoms of high cholesterol.
What are lipids?
Lipids are naturally occurring substances such as fat, oil or wax, that do not dissolve in water. The lipids that affect cholesterol levels in children are fat cells found in the blood.
Is High Cholesterol in Children Harmful?
It is well understood that high cholesterol in adults is a risk factor for developing heart disease or stroke. We now know that children with high cholesterol are at higher risk of developing heart disease or strokes as young adults.
How Can High Cholesterol in Children Be Treated?
High cholesterol levels in children can be lowered by eating a balanced diet consisting mostly of low-fat and high-fiber, unprocessed foods, and getting regular exercise. Doernbecher pediatric specialists can help your child learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which lowers kids’ risk of heart disease.
Why Doernbecher Children's Hospital?
We are the only pediatric hospital in the region specializing in the care of children with high cholesterol. Kids with high cholesterol receive care from our team of pediatric heart care specialists. Dr. Laurie Armsby evaluates and cares for children with high cholesterol. Together with Karrie Stuhlsatz, a dietician specializing in childhood nutrition, obesity and high cholesterol, the Pediatric Cardiology team provides education, guidance and treatment for children with dyslipidemias.