The higher levels of fats (lipids) circulating in the blood can enter the walls of the arteries, stick together, and cause the arteries to narrow. This process is most often caused by high fat diets, a sedentary lifestyle, or obesity. People who smoke, have diabetes, or high blood pressure are at a higher risk for hyperlipidemia.
Articles in this section
- What is hyperlipidemia?
- How common is hyperlipidemia?
- Who is more likely to develop hyperlipidemia?
- What are the symptoms of hyperlipidemia?
- What causes hyperlipidemia?
- How is hyperlipidemia diagnosed?
- What is a serum lipid panel?
- Who should be screened for hyperlipidemia and how often?
- How is hyperlipidemia treated?
- How do I take statins?