The presence of high amount of fat in the blood or high cholesterol or triglyceride measurements is known as hyperlipidaemia. Hyperlipidaemia is a common disorder and is a known risk factor for heart disease and strokes.
HOW IS HYPERLIPIDAEMIA DIAGNOSED?
Hyperlipidaemia can be diagnosed by a blood test. If it is inherited a physical exam could show fatty deposits in the eyelids, hard nodules in the knuckles and heel and a white or grey ring in the eyes.
HOW IS HYPERLIPIDAEMIA TREATED?
Healthy diet and regular exercise can help in reducing cholesterol. Regulating salt intake and reducing the consumption of alcohol can also help patients with hyperlipidaemia. Statin medications are also prescribed to patients with this disorder.
DID YOU KNOW?
Saturated fats in food are known to cause elevated cholesterol levels