Symptoms of Hyperlipidemia

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Hyperlipidemia is a medical term used to describe elevated cholesterol. Hyperlipidemia symptoms are often absent in the setting of high cholesterol.

Sometimes hyperlipidemia symptoms can include plaques of cholesterol involving the skin known as xanthomas. Often these xanthomas can be seen around the eyes, Achilles tendons, and the extensor tendons of the hands.

Sometimes very high triglyceride levels can be associated with pancreatitis, but most people do not have hyperlipidemia symptoms.

Hyperlipidemia is associated with heart disease and stroke, so a heart attack or stroke may be the first indication that a person has hyperlipidemia.


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Symptoms of hyperlipidemia often do not lead directly to the underlying diagnosis and many symptoms can be misleading. Please review all concerns and information found on this website with your health care provider.