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What Is Hyperlipidemia?

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Posted on Tue, 12 Jan 2016
Question: what is hyperlipidemia?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern I could explain that when discussing about hyperlipidemia we mean abnormally increased lipids (fat) content in the circulating blood.

Increased cholesterol and triglycerides blood levels denote a higher risk for developing atherosclerotic plaques (composed by fatty deposits inside the vascular lumen0, which are the leading cause of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality.

By causing blood vessel narrowing and hardening, atherosclerotic plaques lead to myocardial or cerebral tissues ischemia, and when severely enough may be followed by myocardial infarction or stroke respectively.

That's why we consider increased levels of circulating lipids an important coronary risk factor which should prompt an adequate response from the part of the patient and attending doctor, by properly modulating the daily life-style towards a more physically active profile (which leads to lipids burn out), as well as a healthy diet (importantly decreasing fatty and spicy foods from our diet, thus diminishing dangerous saturated fat compounds).

I would recommend Mediterranean diet as one of the most balanced and healthy diet leading to a longer life.

In case the above mentioned measures do not succeed in diminishing and adequately controlling blood lipid profile, medical treatment is recommended.
Potent antilipemiant agent such as statins are actually available.

But, before drawing to the right medical conclusions it is necessary to properly review the underlying laboratory data and the overall coronary risk profile.

Please let me know if you suffer from diabetes, you are a smoker, or any other concomitant diseases besides what you have actually prescribed.

If possible, please upload your blood lipid profile report.

Hope to have been helpful to you!

In case of further uncertainties, do not hesitate to contact me!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri



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What Is Hyperlipidemia?

Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome on HCM! Regarding your concern I could explain that when discussing about hyperlipidemia we mean abnormally increased lipids (fat) content in the circulating blood. Increased cholesterol and triglycerides blood levels denote a higher risk for developing atherosclerotic plaques (composed by fatty deposits inside the vascular lumen0, which are the leading cause of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality. By causing blood vessel narrowing and hardening, atherosclerotic plaques lead to myocardial or cerebral tissues ischemia, and when severely enough may be followed by myocardial infarction or stroke respectively. That's why we consider increased levels of circulating lipids an important coronary risk factor which should prompt an adequate response from the part of the patient and attending doctor, by properly modulating the daily life-style towards a more physically active profile (which leads to lipids burn out), as well as a healthy diet (importantly decreasing fatty and spicy foods from our diet, thus diminishing dangerous saturated fat compounds). I would recommend Mediterranean diet as one of the most balanced and healthy diet leading to a longer life. In case the above mentioned measures do not succeed in diminishing and adequately controlling blood lipid profile, medical treatment is recommended. Potent antilipemiant agent such as statins are actually available. But, before drawing to the right medical conclusions it is necessary to properly review the underlying laboratory data and the overall coronary risk profile. Please let me know if you suffer from diabetes, you are a smoker, or any other concomitant diseases besides what you have actually prescribed. If possible, please upload your blood lipid profile report. Hope to have been helpful to you! In case of further uncertainties, do not hesitate to contact me! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri Tha