Hyperlipidemia: Causes and Symptoms
Hyperlipidemia, or high cholesterol, is a broad term for several acquired or inherited disorders that result in a high accumulation of fat proteins in the blood.
What is Hyperlipidemia?
As the name suggests, hyperlipidemia is a condition in which abnormally high levels of lipids and lipoproteins in the body can lead to a wide range of related health complications, primarily those involving the cardiovascular system.
There are two main types of hyperlipidemia.
- behavior (commonly occurs with diabetes)
Any one of the following causes can lead to hyperlipidemia:
- insufficient diet
- inactive lifestyle
Hyperlipidemia alone does not always cause certain symptoms. Other people may have some of the following symptoms of hyperlipidemia:
- Pancreatitis (a painful swelling of the pancreas)
- Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
- plaque in the walls of arteries and blood vessels
- Pain with walking and gangrene
- In hereditary or hereditary hyperlipidemia, there may be yellowish fat around the eyes or around the joints.