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Dr. Mark Stern
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Dyslipidemia (Overview)

Dyslipidemia results from abnormal levels of lipoprotein particles that transport cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Depending on the exact lipoproteins involved individuals may have high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, or combination of these findings. There are more than 70 different causes of dyslipidemia. See your doctor if your lipid levels are abnormal.


Dr. Mark Stern
216 doctors shared insights

Dyslipidemia (Overview)

Dyslipidemia results from abnormal levels of lipoprotein particles that transport cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Depending on the exact lipoproteins involved individuals may have high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, or combination of these findings. There are more than 70 different causes of dyslipidemia. See your doctor if your lipid levels are abnormal.


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What is a hyperlipidemia & dyslipidemia test?

What is a hyperlipidemia & dyslipidemia test?

Blood Test: It is a blood test when you check following TotaIol Cholesterol LDL Cholesterol HDL Cholesterol Triglyceride Level Some lipid panels as the test is called also provide more detailed information on the presence and sizes of fat particles in the blood ...Read more

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Dyslipidemia (Tip)

Your cholesterol is less a predictor than fasting ldl/hdl and chol/hdl for heart attack risk! ...See more

Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
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Managing High Cholesterol (Checklist)

Take your meds as prescribed
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Avoid or limit all meat except fish that swim (i.e. limit shellfish).
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No red meats and limited poultry
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Reduce fatty, fried, sugary foods
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How dyslipidemia can cause angina?

How dyslipidemia can cause angina?

Leads to plaque : Dyslipidemia where specifically, a high cholesterol or triglyceride level in your blood can cause plaque to form in your blood vessels.This plaque results in blockage and slows the blood flow to your heart.This decreased blood flow can cause less oxygen to get to your heart which then causes chest pain or angina. The pain is pronounced during high activity when the heart demands more oxygen. ...Read more

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Dyslipidemia (Tip)

Vegan diets may change LDL & do little about cholesterol because cholesterol made by all our cells. ...See more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for dyslipidemia?

Statins: The mainstay of therapy for those who need drug treatment is a statin (sold in the USA under the brand names: Crestor, Lipitor, (atorvastatin) Zocor, Pravachol, Leschol, and Mevacor). Normalization of weight, control of diabetes, a balanced, low animal fat or vegetarian diet, avoidance of smoking, and regular exercise will all improve dyslipidemia as well. ...Read more

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What are the 3 newly approved drugs for dyslipidemia ? ( I am a pharmacist )

What are the 3 newly approved drugs for dyslipidemia ? (  I am a pharmacist )

That Depends: On the part of the lipid profile that you are trying to treat. Are you wanting to know new statins? Fibrates? Statin/niacin combos? Statin/zetia combos, new omega-3 products. Most recent (and potent) statin was crestor, (rosuvastatin) new omega-3, epa only fish oil: vascepa, newer fibrates: antara, trilipix... I also like doing advanced cardiac genetics and expanded lipid profiles! ...Read more

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Dyslipidemia (Tip)

Most heart attacks occur from an unstable cholesterol plaque and medicines can lower your risk. ...See more

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Whatelse cause my high LDL as it is confirmed not cause by high cholesterol food , thyroid, genetic?

Whatelse cause my high LDL as it is confirmed not cause by high cholesterol food , thyroid, genetic?

Probably genetic.: Most cases of high cholesterol do have a genetic basis, and this does not necessarily mean that your parents or other family members share the same clinical presentation. I am curious to why you state that your high cholesterol is confirmed not genetic, as this is virtually impossible to confirm or disaffirm. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fish oil supplements to prevent high cholesterol? High cholesterol runs in my family. I don't have it yet, but i was considering taking fish oil pills to reduce my chances of developing high cholesterol. Is this a good idea? .

Is it safe to take fish oil supplements to prevent high cholesterol? High cholesterol runs in my family. I don't have it yet, but i was considering taking fish oil pills to reduce my chances of developing high cholesterol. Is this a good idea?

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Yes, but: Fish oil is used frequently to raise good cholesterol levels and lower triglycerides. Side effects include easy bruising and bad "fishy" breath. While i used fish oil regularly, a recent trial did not show much benefit to using fish oil. Bottom line: consider multiple approaches, not just fish oil to lower your numbers. ...Read more

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Dr. James Burns Dr. Burns
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Dyslipidemia (Tip)

Don't smoke, become overweight, sit on your butt. Do check b/p, cholesterol and exercise 4 times/wk. ...See more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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What do you recommend for dyslipidemia?

Need more info.: See a physician to determine the type and cause. ...Read more

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Is dyslipidemia a complication of diet?

Yes it can: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product.. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain and dyslipedemia. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more

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Dyslipidemia (Tip)

Try meatless mondays to reduce your meat consumption. Your cholesterol may improve. ...See more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

High amounts of cholesterol (a fat made by ...Read more