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Dyslipidemia vs hyperlipidemia, what is the differnence?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Dys vs hyper: Dys means abnormal. Hyper means 'too much'.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Abnormal AND Elevate: Dyslipidemia is a condition that has abnormal concentration of lipids or Lipoproteins in your blood.Abnormal can be higher or lower than normal values.There are two types of Cholesterol in body,one is good cholesterol (HDL)and bad cholesterol(LDL).In dyslipidemia the level of Cholestrl is either high or low Hyperlipidemia is when the fat and cholesterol in your body is too high

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