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Dr. Terrence Cohen
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Hyperlipoproteinemia (Overview)

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


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What are the symptoms of hyperlipoproteinemia?

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

Dr. Terrence Cohen
4 doctors shared insights

Hyperlipoproteinemia (Overview)

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


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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

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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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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 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

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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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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

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