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Diseases » Dyslipidemia » Glossary

Glossary for Dyslipidemia

  • Abdominal obesity metabolic syndrome: A syndrome characterized by a group of conditions that are considered major risk factors for diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Cerebrovascular symptoms: Symptoms related to the brain's arteries
  • Diabetes: Failing or reduced ability of the body to handle sugars.
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia: Hyperlipoproteinemia is a medical term for high levels of lipids in the blood which in turn causes high cholesterol levels. Lipoproteins are responsible for transporting cholesterol in the bloodstream and high levels of them in the bloodstream means that there are high levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream.
  • Hypertriglyceridemia: An excess of triglycerides in the body
  • Ischemic heart disease: Heart disease from reduced blood flow to the heart
  • Lipid metabolism conditions: Disorders affecting the metabolism of lipids (blood fats), including cholesterol.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Obesity: An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal function that is characterised by the accumulation of excessive fat
  • Peripheral vascular disease: Disease of arteries supplying the legs or sometimes arms
  • Smoking Cessation:
  • Tangier disease: A rare disorder characterized by a very low level of HDL (high-density lipoprotein or "good cholesterol") in the blood. The condition occurs because the body lacks the gene to make a certain protein (Apolipoprotein A1) which normally transports fats from tissues to where it is needed.


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