Hyperlipidaemia is an abnormal increase in the levels of fats (lipids), including cholesterol,in the blood. This may be of dietary origin or may be due to PANCREATITIS or bile system disorder or may be a dangerous familial disorder of dominant inheritance. Most people with familial hyperlipidaemia develop serious coronary artery disease before the age of 50.
HOW IS HYPERLIPIDAEMIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Hyperlipidaemia may be done through a blood test. General physicians order for a lipid profile test for determining the HDL, LDL and triglyceride levels in blood. This test is done on fasting, meaning 9-12 hours after consumption of solid food.
HOW IS HYPERLIPIDAEMIA TREATED?
There is no specific treatment for Hyperlipidaemia. One should focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent Hyperlipidaemia. Controlled diet that does not include fatty foods, meat and abstaining from smoking are some preventive measures. Regular exercise is a must for people with a family history of Hyperlipidaemia
DID YOU KNOW?
This disorder is quite common and can be inherited.