What is Hyperlipidemia?

The term covers several disorders that result in extra fats, also known as lipids, in your blood. You can control some of its causes; but not all of them. Hyperlipidemia is treatable, but it’s often a life-long condition. You’ll need to watch what you eat and also exercise regularly. You might need to take a prescription medication, too. The goal is to lower the harmful cholesterol levels. Doing so reduces your risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and other problems.   Causes Cholesterol, a waxy substance, is a type…

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