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