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Special procedures and treatments

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The treatment strategies include weight reduction, regular exercise and selecting the appropriate cholesterol lowering medications. In addition, in patients who have diabetes, the dyslipidemia associated with metabolic syndrome may determine which medications are used for glucose lowering. Blood tests are the best way to make the diagnosis. Whereas diet, exercise and medication are the most typical approaches for patients with unusual forms of dyslipidemia, special procedures including LDL apheresis are available at Cleveland Clinic.