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What does having hyperlipidemia mean?
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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Martin Bress
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
In brief: Hyperlipidemia
Hyperlipidemia means you have elevated bad chlesterol and may be elevated triglycerides.
With time the bad cholesterol gets deposited in the inner lining of the blood vessels over the years and causes what we call atherosclerosis or narrowing of the arteries with what we call plaque , and that can cause heart attack, stroke of circulation problems in arteries of legs called peripheral vascular disase.

In brief: Hyperlipidemia
Hyperlipidemia means you have elevated bad chlesterol and may be elevated triglycerides.
With time the bad cholesterol gets deposited in the inner lining of the blood vessels over the years and causes what we call atherosclerosis or narrowing of the arteries with what we call plaque , and that can cause heart attack, stroke of circulation problems in arteries of legs called peripheral vascular disase.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Risk of diseases
There are different type of hyperlipidemias and each has somewhat different health risks.
High cholesterol is associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. High triglycerides increase the risk of acute pancreatitis.

In brief: Risk of diseases
There are different type of hyperlipidemias and each has somewhat different health risks.
High cholesterol is associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. High triglycerides increase the risk of acute pancreatitis.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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