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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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