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Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia

Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia is available below.

Symptoms of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia

Treatments for Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia

  • Bile acid sequestrants, statins and niacin are the most effective treatments for familial hypercholesterolemia. Dietary and lifestyle changes are also important
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Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: Complications

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Causes of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia

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Prognosis for Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia

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

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Definitions of Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia:

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)

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  1. Type IIa Hyperlipoproteinemia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Complications
  6. Prognosis

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