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Doctor insights on: Familial Combined Hyperlipoproteinemia

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What are the tests for hyperlipoproteinemia?

What are the tests for hyperlipoproteinemia?

Fasting blood lipids: The starting point is testing for fasting blood lipids, namely, total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. If one or more are abnormal, additional testing may be done to refine the abnormality and determine the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Terrence Cohen
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Hyperlipoproteinemia (Definition)

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What are the symptoms of hyperlipoproteinemia?

Depends on type: There six types of hyperlipoproteinemias, five major types with two subtypes of type 2. Each has different etiology and presenting features. Some cause severe vascular disease starting in childhood, others may cause pancreatitis, some cause skin deposits of fat, xanthomas, some may be asymptomatic. There may be the symptoms of associated diseases, e.g., diabetes, thyroid deficiency etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hyperlipoproteinemia?

See below: Please consult this site for an introduction to this topic. http://www.healthline.com/health/hyperlipoproteinemia#Overview1 ...Read more

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I've developed hyperlipoproteinemia. What should I be watching out for in the future?

Health problems: It depends on the type of hyperlipoproteinemia. Most such disorders are associated with high cholesterol and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. You should see your doctor to implement life style changes and may be medications to try to prevent damage to blood vessels and organs. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hyperlipoproteinemia?

Depends on type: Depending on the type of lipid disorder the treatment varies. General instructions are to reduce intake of saturated fats and carbohydrates, reduce weight, and increase physical activity. The first line drugs are statins and others may be added depending on the results. Contorl of diabetes, thyroid deficiency or any other underlying illness is also essential. ...Read more

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What are familial polyps?

What are familial polyps?

Genetic: A hereditary inherited polyposis syndrome. The polyps can become cancerous. Familial adenomatous polyposis requires surgery. ...Read more

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How can I cure familial dysbetalipo proteinemia?

How can I cure familial dysbetalipo proteinemia?

Niacin: Niacin (nicotinic acid, Vitamin B3) is the safest, cheapest, most effective lipid lowering substance there is. Niacin lowers total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides, and raises HDL. Adjust the dose as required--1,000-2,000 mg/day should be enough. Niacin will cause "hot flashes" for 20-30 minutes, due to vasodilation. Just think of it as "burning up the cholesterol"--should go away. ...Read more

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My cholesteral level is 310 does that mean I am more likely to have familial cholesteolimia being as it's so high. Thanks?

My cholesteral level is 310 does that mean I am more likely to have familial cholesteolimia being as it's so high.   Thanks?

Unlikely: Your high cholesterol may have a hereditary component, but it does the fit usual pattern of familial hypercholesterolemina. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is familial paroxysmal polyserositis?

What is familial paroxysmal polyserositis?

Familial Mediterrane: This is more commonly known as Familial Mediterranean Fever. This is a genetic illness, commonly found in people who lived around the Mediterranean that is inflammatory and causes a variety of symptoms with a fever and attacks of abdomenal pain, joint attacks, chest pain, muscle aches, skin rashes. Your physicians can help clarify how it affects you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of familial hypertension?

What are the symptoms of familial  hypertension?

None: Hypertension is so dangerous because it causes few if any symptoms. People can have heart and brain damage from many years of high blood pressure and not know it. BP should be routinely checked once a year. ...Read more