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Hyperlipidemia (high blood fats) is a medical term for abnormally high levels of lipids or fats in the blood, which include cholesterol and triglycerides [6]. High levels of lipids (fats) in the blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides, is also called "hyperlipidemia" [3]. Having a high triglyceride level can increase your risk of heart disease [5]. Symptoms of hyperlipidemia may not be present but can include chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath and abdominal pain [2]. Treatment options for hyperlipidemia include lifestyle changes such as diet modification and exercise as well as medications to lower cholesterol levels [1][4][7][8][9].

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Hyperlipidemia is a condition characterized by abnormally high levels of fats (lipids) in the blood. It can be caused by genetic factors, lifestyle choices, or certain medical conditions. Common symptoms include fatigue, abdominal pain, and weight gain. Treatment typically involves dietary changes such as reducing saturated fat intake and increasing fiber consumption; exercise; medications to lower cholesterol levels; and lifestyle modifications such as quitting smoking.