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What does having hyperlipidemia mean?

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. Jovita Anyanwu
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Hyperlipidemia (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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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?

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?

Lipids: Hyperlipidemia is a non-specific term and may indicate increase in any of the lipid, e.g. total cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides. You may have high triglyceride. See this site for more info. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/winter08/articles/winter08pg9-10.html ...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 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

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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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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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How is is familial hyperlipidemia 2A different fm 2B and other types?

See below: 2A has excess LDL and 2b has excess LDL and VLDL. Consult this site for more information. Http://www. Gpnotebook. Co.uk/simplepage. Cfm? ID=x20020617063512021840 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is best advise for patients with familial hyperlipidemia 2A?

Talk with your PCP: Best to discuss with your primary care provider - A good plant-based diet and regular exercise possibly combined with medication or supplements would be good place to start ...Read more

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Are hypothyroidism and hyperlipidemia related?

Are hypothyroidism and hyperlipidemia related?

Yes: Your metabolism is slower with hypothyroidism. This will slow down your body's ability to clear or break down cholesterol effectively, leading to higher cholesterol level. ...Read more

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Why there is hyperlipidemia in diabetes mellitus?

Why there is hyperlipidemia in diabetes mellitus?

Hyperlipidemia: Is essentially high cholesterol. Diabetes is a distinct disorder. Some folks have one or the other and you appear to have both. Both need to be treated. Please see your doc who can help you. Peace and good health. ...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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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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