An elevation of lipids (fats) in the bloodstream. These lipids include cholesterol, cholesterol esters (compounds), phospholipids and triglycerides. They're transported in the blood as part of large molecules called lipoproteins.
excess levels of fats in the blood. These fats can be triglycerides, or cholesterol. Hyperlipidemia is often associated with increased risk of heart disease and strokes. There are genetic disorders that predispose to hyperlipidemia.
The presence of high levels of fats in the bloodstream. Two types of fats are included— triglycerides and cholesterol (which includes LDL and HDL cholesterol), and the lipoproteins (including high-density lipoprotein and low-density lipoprotein).
An abnormally large amount of lipids (fats) in the circulating blood. The major components are high-density cholesterol (HDL), also known as good cholesterol; and low-density cholesterol (LDL), also known as bad cholesterol; and triglycerides (TG). Hyperlipidemia is commonly referred to as high cholesterol.
An increase in the blood levels of triglycerides and cholesterol (fats) that can lead to heart disease and inflammation of the pancreas. As related to HIV, hyperlipidemia is a side effect of HAART. (All protease inhibitors have been shown to cause hyperlipidemia in clinical studies.)
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Hyperlipidemia, hyperlipoproteinemia or dyslipidemia is the presence of elevated or abnormal levels of lipids and/or lipoproteins in the blood. Lipids (fatty molecules) are transported in a protein capsule, and the density of the lipids and type of protein determines the fate of the particle and its influence on metabolism.