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Dr. Xin-Nong Li
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What are the symptoms of hyperlipidemia?

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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Hyperlipidemia (Definition)

Hyperlipidemia is the condition of having high levels of fats ...Read more


Dr. Xin-Nong Li
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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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Martin Bress
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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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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
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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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What causes hyperlipidemia?

Genetics, disease : Diet. Genetics is the main determinant of tendency to develop hyperlipidemia; diet rich in saturated fats, carbohydrates; excessive weight, and some diseases like diabetes, low thyroid function are all associated with increased blood lipids. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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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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Dr. Yash Khanna
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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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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. William Cromwell
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What's the difference between hyperlipidemia and hypercholesterolemia?

What's the difference between hyperlipidemia and hypercholesterolemia?

Type of lipids: Hypercholesterolemia refers to high blood cholesterol. Hyperlipidemia refers to abnormal levels of cholesterol or triglyceride. While the two overlap, they are distinctly different. Classically, there are 6 different types of hyperlipidemia (types i, iia, iib, iii, iv, v) depending on the specific lipoprotein abnormality present. ...Read more

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Dr. David Revere
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How can I exercise with bradycardia and hyperlipidemia?

Bradycardia-: Resting bradycardia in itself is not necessarily a problem with exercise. As long as there is no underlying cardiac elecrtical conduction problem, the heart rate should increase appropriately with exercise; if it does not, then something else is going on. People with hyperlipidemia should always exercise, if there is no contraindication, as routine exercise improves cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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