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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)

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