Hyperlipidemia is the medical term for high blood cholesterol, or a significant amount of “fat” in the blood. This can increase the chance of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems.
Hyperlipidemia does not produce symptoms. If it results in coronary heart disease (CHD) or atherosclerosis, symptoms can include:
A Deborah Specialty Physician will perform a routine cholesterol test, a simple blood test, in order to diagnose hyperlipidemia. The doctor will work with the patient to determine a healthy cholesterol level and advise on what medications or lifestyle modifications may be needed to achieve it.