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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Statins: The only family of medicines that really works is statins. An inexpensive and effective one is simvastatin. I take it myself!
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need Prescription: There are Medicines available by prescription and you need to have a blood test done to see what your Lipid Profile is and treated with 1Life style M ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes!: Beginning to get lots of whole grains and high fiber foods, and searching those food labels to avoid high saturated fat foods is a start. If you want ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperlipidemia: To answer your question we need to to know what are your levels and if you have other cardiovascular risk factors, like diabetes, hypertension and hea ... Read More
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Dr. Anita Prakash
29 years experience Cardiology
Depends on co-morbid: Depends on other co-morbidities. That is, if hypertensive patient is also diabetic, then ACE inhibitor. If patient is hypertensive and has a history ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Genetics, disease : Diet. Genetics is the main determinant of tendency to develop hyperlipidemia; diet rich in saturated fats, carbohydrates; excessive weight, and some ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Risk of diseases: There are different type of hyperlipidemias and each has somewhat different health risks. High cholesterol is associated with atherosclerotic cardiov ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Many possibilities: There are many lipid tests available, but the strongest evidence indicates that a total cholesterol and an HDL (good cholesterol) is a good start, and ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends on type: High cholesterol levels and high LDL levels are associated with atherosclerotic cardio-vascular disease and may produce symptoms of heart attack, hear ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Genetic/Aquired: There are basically three major kinds of Hyperlipidemias 1Familial or Genetic 2Aquired 3Idiopatic They can also be be classified according to which li ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: You may consult this site for info on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/hyperlipidemia-overview#1
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: If the hyperlipidemia is fairly mild, weight loss, diet and exercise can cure it. If it is severe, particularly if you have a genetic predisposition, ... Read More
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