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Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia

Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia: Introduction

Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia: Type III hyperlipoproteinemia is a rare genetic condition characterized by increased blood levels of intermediate density lipoproteins (IDL) which in turn causes high cholesterol levels. The high IDL levels are caused by an abnormality in apolipoprotein E. Apolipoprotein E is a protein found on IDLs which allows the IDLs to bind to liver cells. Without this binding process, the level of IDLs in the blood increase. 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 III Hyperlipoproteinemia is available below.

Symptoms of Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia

Treatments for Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia

  • Dietary changes and fibrate are the most effective therapy for Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia. Fibrates, nicotinic acid and statins may also be useful
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Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia: Complications

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Causes of Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia

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Prognosis for Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia

Prognosis for Type III 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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