Combined hyperlipidemia, familial

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Definition

Familial combined hyperlipidemia is categorized as a disorder brought about by abnormally high levels of high blood triglycerides and cholesterol. This type of medical condition is typically passed down or an inherited disorder through family generations.

Diagnosis

Blood tests are performed check cholesterol and triglycerides levels. This specific test include: Serum LDL, Triglycerides, Apolipoprotein B100 test, and Serum HDL cholesterol.

Treatment

The main goal of the treatment is to reduce risks of cardiac problems. This is usually done through drug therapy as well as diet changes which will require the reduction of calorie intake. Exercise as well as weight loss efforts are also part of the regimen. Among the common cholesterol-reducing drugs include nicotinic acid, statins, fibrates, bile acid-sequencing resins.

Symptoms and Signs

People who suffer this condition usually develop extremely high cholesterol level or triglyceride levels during the early teenage years. The may remain to be abnormally high throughout the entire life span of the patient, which accounts to the increased risk of early development of coronary artery disease and heart attacks. Chest pain or angina may typically occur.

Causes

This type of disease is identified as the most common type of disorder that can be associated with increased presence of fat in the blood and early heart attacks. This is purely genetic is nature. Other conditions such as alcoholism, hypothyroidism and diabetes may trigger to disease to worsen.

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