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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.


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What is the definition or description of: dyslipidemia?

What is the definition or description of: dyslipidemia?

Lipoprotein Problems: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Stern
211 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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Eating a Vegetarian Diet (Tip)

Eating a Vegetarian Diet

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

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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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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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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Tip)

Living with Coronary Artery Disease

Most heart attacks occur from an unstable cholesterol plaque and medicines can lower your risk. ...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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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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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for dyslipidemia?

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, 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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way ...Read more