Hyperlipidemia, also known as hypolipoproteinemia, is the medical term for high levels of fat in the blood. Fats in the blood (also known as lipids) include triglycerides and cholesterol. Hyperlipidemia can be inherited or can be caused by either cigarette smoking, obesity, a poor diet, or a sedentary lifestyle. Alcohol, diabetes, and hypothyroidism make the condition worse. Risk factors of Hyperlipidemia include early coronary artery disease and a family history of high cholesterol.
What Are the Symptoms?
In the early years of Hyperlipidemia there may be no symptoms for some. When symptoms do begin to appear, they may include:
- Chest pain
- Cramping (of one or both calves when walking)
- Sores on the toes that do not heal
- Sudden stroke (symptoms include: trouble speaking, drooping on one side of the face, weakness of an arm / leg, loss of balance)
Treatments that assist in improving Hyperlipidemia include diet changes, stem cell therapy, and hormone replacement. In Stem Cell Therapy, approximately 100 million stem cells are isolated and administered and used to treat patients in a procedure that takes about three hours under local anesthesia. With Hormone Replacement, the goal is to replace Estrogen to retard bone loss and ease climacteric disorders.
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