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High blood lipids, any advice is deeply appreciated

Hi and good morning, My Friend is in severe condition at the moment, and what frustrates me is that the doctors who are attending her in ICU cannot give us any final diagnosis about her illness, the 3 doctors have different opinions each time we visit the patient, she is now in the ICU for 12 days...her condition as follows; - Female - 23 yrs. old - No History of Alcoholism and No Drug Abuse usage - She was admitted to the Emergency Area for Avute Pacreatitis - then the doctors have admitted her to ICU because of a very high lipid presence in her blood - she had received a Plasma Exchange (about 6 times or more) - she is undergoing a slow Dialysis everyday as (the doctor claims) she had rhenal failure and the dialysis will help her recover her kidneys - she is under a ventilator or an oxygen and this is helping her breath - what we cannot understand is why now she is under going blood transfussion (the doctor said that her hemoglobin is very low and the transfussion is needed) - her other vital organs are normal ( liver and hearth is stable) What confusses us is that the doctors in Macao still cannot determine the cause of her illness and we are afraid that she is being treated as a guinea pig... I hope that you can help me with my problems and any advice is deeply appreciated. Thank you for hearing me out and may god bless you all.
Asked On : Sun, 15 Aug 2010
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  User's Response
just an update...

she is now breathing on her own but still with a help of oxgen support.

The doctor said the she is still producing a very alarming level of lipids of cholesterol and the plasma exchange will continue, she is also still under going a slow process of dialysis to help her kidneys, and her pancreas is still not cured.

but her Liver and hearth condition is still normal

her BP is 156/97 and sometimes 168/79 or /89

the doctor still at the moment is at lost of the origin of her illness.

I hope that anyone of you good doctors out there can give me a fair opinion on her case...

Again thank you for your kind attention and looking forward to hearing from you soon

God Bless
Answered: Mon, 16 Aug 2010
  Anonymous's Response
welcome to health care magic
Hyperlipidemia is the presence of elevated or abnormal levels of lipids and/or lipoproteins in the blood.

Lipid and lipoprotein abnormalities are extremely common in the general population, and are regarded as a highly modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In addition, some forms may predispose to acute pancreatitis. One of the most clinically relevant lipid substances is cholesterol, especially on atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. The presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood is called hypercholesterolemia.

Hyperlipoproteinemia is elevated levels of lipoproteins.

Hypercholesterolemia is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. It is not a disease but a metabolic derangement that can be secondary to many diseases and can contribute to many forms of disease, most notably cardiovascular disease. Familial hypercholesterolemia is a rare genetic disorder that can occur in families, where sufferers cannot properly metabolise cholesterol.what she is suffering from ..please have faith on doctors ,,they are going in right directions as it will take some time,,,when she will be alright and discharged ,please mail me for free diet routine for this problem ,,mail me at
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Answered: Thu, 6 Oct 2011
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