Elevated lipid (fat) levels in the blood. Hyperlipidemia can Be inherited and increases the risk of disease of the blood vessels leading to stroke and heart disease.
Hyperlipidaemia doesn't cause any symptoms. The condition is diagnosed by routine blood tests, recommended every five years for adults.
- Hereditary factors are the most common cause.
- A diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol increases blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- Other disorders, such as diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, and hypothyroidism, may promote hypertriglyceridemia.