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What is Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia?

What is Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia?

  • Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: Familial Hyperlipoproteinemia is a rare genetic condition characterized by high levels of low density lipoproteins in the blood. A deficiency of LDL receptors leads to an increased level of low density lipoproteins (LDLs) 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.

Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia, or a subtype of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: Introduction

Types of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia:

Broader types of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia:

How many people get Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia?

Incidence (annual) of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: Roughly 1 in 500 people in the general population have type IIa hyperlipoproteinemia.

How serious is Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia?

Prognosis of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: Prognosis varies depending on adherence and individual response to treatment plans. The aim is to prevent complications such as cardiovascular disease.
Complications of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: see complications of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia

What causes Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia?

Causes of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: see causes of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia

What are the symptoms of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia?

Symptoms of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: see symptoms of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia

Complications of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: see complications of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia.
Treatments for Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: see treatments for Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia
Research for Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: see research for Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia

Name and Aliases of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia

Main name of condition: Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia

Other names or spellings for Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia:

Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Polygenic hypercholesterolemia, Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor disorder

LDL receptor disorder, Hypercholesterolemia, autosomal dominant, FH, FHC, High serum cholesterol, familial, Hyperlipidema, Familial
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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