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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Hyperlipidemia (Overview)

Also known as "high choresterol," this is a condition when you have extra fats, also known as lipids, in your blood. These extra fats can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other conditions.


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What is hyperlipidemia?

What is hyperlipidemia?

Elevation of lipid: Hyperlipidemia is a term defined as some components of lipid higher than normal range. Like elevation of total cholesterol, triglyceride , ldl, vldl and lp(a). ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
243 doctors shared insights

Hyperlipidemia (Overview)

Also known as "high choresterol," this is a condition when you have extra fats, also known as lipids, in your blood. These extra fats can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other conditions.


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What are the symptoms of hyperlipidemia?

No symptom: Hyperlipidemia itself will not cause any symptoms. But once it cause pathological change in different organs in certain degree of damage, different kind of symptom will happen depending on what organ is affected. ...Read more

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Is a low carb diet safe for people diagnosed with hyperlipidemia (spelling?). Im a 40 year old female. I walk 3 miles a day.

Is a low carb diet safe for people diagnosed with hyperlipidemia (spelling?). Im a 40 year old female. I walk 3 miles a day.

Absolutely : Low carbohydrate diet reduces insulin resistance which ultimately reduces lipogenesis or the synthesis of lipids hence will lower your cholesterol and even more your triglycerides. ...Read more

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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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What are the tests for hyperlipidemia?

Many possibilities: There are many lipid tests available, but the strongest evidence indicates that a total cholesterol and an HDL (good cholesterol) is a good start, and this can be done without fasting. A standard lipid panel is another option, and includes these two plus triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, and requires at least an 8-hr fast. For more info, see the guidelines on www.Provenhealthways.Com. ...Read more

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What causes hyperlipidemia?

Genetics: Poor diet and lack of exercise. You cannot do much about the genetics but a healthy diet, exercise and if indicated a statin or other medications will help. ...Read more

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What does having hyperlipidemia mean?

See below.: Hyperlipidemia refers to elevated cholesterol and/or elevated triglycerides and low HDL (good cholesterol). These abnormalities are important because the increase the risk of developing vascular disease over time. They are especially important in patients with other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, cigarette smoking and family history of premature heart disease. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hyperlipidemia?

What is the treatment for hyperlipidemia?

Diet exercise & Meds: Treatment is geared to the type of hyperlipidemia. The general modalitie are diet low in saturated fats and carbohydrates, weight loss throug diet and exercise, treatment of underlying illness, e.g., diabetes, hypothyroidism; use of drugs such as statins. Additional drugs may be added depending on the response. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hyperlipidemia?

Is there a cure for hyperlipidemia?

Depends: If the hyperlipidemia is fairly mild, weight loss, diet and exercise can cure it. If it is severe, particularly if you have a genetic predisposition, then it cannot be cured. In that case, diet, exercise, and weight control are still very important to help control the hyperlipidemia, and supplements can play a role as well. Medication is often necessary however. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my hyperlipidemia until I can see a doctor?

Hyperlipidemia: To answer your question we need to to know what are your levels and if you have other cardiovascular risk factors, like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease and you weight and height andbmi.If you bont have any other conditions you can wait to see your doctor for advice and there is no urgency. Diet and exercise and eating low cholesterol diet you can do and omega three and flax seed can be bene. ...Read more

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I am diabetic , hypertensive and have familial hyperlipidemia, what risk chance to get ischemic heart disease?

I am diabetic , hypertensive and have familial hyperlipidemia, what risk chance to get ischemic heart disease?

Higher risk: You have many risk factors for ischemic heart disease. Best thing you can do right now is to maintain healthy weight, loss weight if you are currently overweight or obese, do no smoke, take medications as prescribed to control the diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol problems. Exercise if you can once cleared by your physician. ...Read more

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What is hyperlipidemia?

Elevation of lipid: Hyperlipidemia is a term defined as some components of lipid higher than normal range. Like elevation of total cholesterol, triglyceride , ldl, vldl and lp(a). ...Read more

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What causes hyperlipidemia?

Genetics: Poor diet and lack of exercise. You cannot do much about the genetics but a healthy diet, exercise and if indicated a statin or other medications will help. ...Read more

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What does having hyperlipidemia mean?

See below.: Hyperlipidemia refers to elevated cholesterol and/or elevated triglycerides and low HDL (good cholesterol). These abnormalities are important because the increase the risk of developing vascular disease over time. They are especially important in patients with other risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, cigarette smoking and family history of premature heart disease. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hyperlipidemia?

Many possibilities: There are many lipid tests available, but the strongest evidence indicates that a total cholesterol and an HDL (good cholesterol) is a good start, and this can be done without fasting. A standard lipid panel is another option, and includes these two plus triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, and requires at least an 8-hr fast. For more info, see the guidelines on www.Provenhealthways.Com. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hyperlipidemia?

No symptom: Hyperlipidemia itself will not cause any symptoms. But once it cause pathological change in different organs in certain degree of damage, different kind of symptom will happen depending on what organ is affected. ...Read more

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What are the different types of hyperlipidemias?

What are the different types of hyperlipidemias?

Genetic/Aquired: There are basically three major kinds of Hyperlipidemias 1Familial or Genetic 2Aquired 3Idiopatic They can also be be classified according to which lipid is elevated 1Hypercholesreemia 2Hypertriglyceridemia 3Combined Familial type is classifies Type1,2,3,4,5 Aquired Causes are Diabetese,caused by drugs like diuretics ,beta blockers,Hypothyroidism,Metabolic Disorder/Nephrosis. Too vast to cover400L ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good medicine for hyperlipidemia?

Statins: The only family of medicines that really works is statins. An inexpensive and effective one is simvastatin. I take it myself! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hyperlipidemia?

See below: You may consult this site for info on this topic: http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/hyperlipidemia-overview#1 ...Read more