Hyperlipidemia is also referred to as high cholesterol and is a very common problem. This is when there are extra fats (lipids) in the blood. There are many reasons why hyperlipidemia is caused by your diet (if you eat too many fatty foods such as fried foods, crisps, biscuits, chocolate etc. or from saturated fats which are found in foods from animals such as milk, eggs, butter and cheese). The weight also plays a big role, people that are overweight or obese are more likely to suffer, if you are not very active, age plays a role as the cholesterol increases naturally after the age of 20. In women it is low until they reach the menopause, when it will rise and in men over 50, it will rise. Certain diseases can induce hyperlipidemia, such as, hypothyroidism and kidney or liver disease, high cholesterol may run in the family and smoking.
SYMPTOMS OF HYPERLIPIDEMIA
There are no symptoms for hyperlipidemia unless you have a blood test. A few things you may notice that could be linked are high blood pressure and weight gain but it is the blood test that you need to be able to detect this medical problem.