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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I weigh 118 pds and cholesterol is 155. I notice on my online med profile that my doc indicates 'Hyperlipidemia' under 'issues.' What does this mean?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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