“The good point is that there are specific therapies available for them, medicines can work. Now gene therapy is also a very big thing which is coming up and shortly, we will have genetic treatment so that they are permanently cured but till then they can have medicines to reduce their cholesterol levels,” he says.
For others who do not have this genetic predisposition, high cholesterol can also happen due to unhealthy lifestyle habits. It can be because of bad eating habits, lack of exercise, diabetes, and maybe smoking and a sedentary lifestyle. So, for those patients, lifestyle modification is going to work and if they are very strict in their lifestyle modification, they can have normal cholesterol levels without medicines,” according to Dr Chaudhury.