Bianca Chiara, MD: Hoboken NJ Functional Medicine Clinic
High Cholesterol Doctor in Hoboken NJ: Cholesterol is a fat like substance produced by your liver that is vital for the formation of call membranes, certain hormones and vitamin D. Since cholesterol does not dissolve in water, it cannot travel through the body itself.
Symptoms of High Cholesterol
Unfortunately there are no symptoms of high cholesterol. In most cases it only revels itself through emergency visits such as a heart attack or stroke. These events typically don’t occur until high cholesterol leads to the formation of plaque in your arteries. Plaque can narrow arteries so less blood can pass through. The formation of plaque changes the makeup of your arterial lining. This could lead to serious complications.
The only way to tell if your cholesterol is too high is through laboratory blood testing.
Statin Drugs for High Cholesterol
Statins are a class of lipid-lowering medications that are commonly prescribed to lower cholesterol. While they can be effective in lowering cholesterol, there are several negative side effects associated with statins including:
- Increased risk of diabetes
- Memory loss
- Liver damage
- Serious muscle damage
Treatment of the Root Causes of High Cholesterol with Functional Medicine
Our treatment focus is on nutrition, lifestyle, stress management, herbals and neutraceuticals/supplements, as well as pharmaceutical options when necessary. It is a truly holistic approach, open to incorporating eastern and western medicine options and being directed by the patient’s preference, combined with considerations of safety and efficacy for the health concerns being addressed.
Smart, Knowledgeable & Pleasant. This doctor is the best I’ve met she was extremely knowledgeable. I have not been able to loose weight since I had my child 6years ago. She was able to diagnose and point me in the right direction. I have a metabolic syndrome and a insulin resistance. with proper diet and medication I will be able to be healed. I have been to doctor after doctor they all said go to the gym work out and watch what you eat. I am thankful she was able to see beyond. I highly recommend her!