Hyperlipidemia is very common. In fact, 95 million U.S. adults age 20 and over have total cholesterol levels higher than the recommended range. Only 55% of adults who could benefit from high cholesterol medicine are prescribed and taking it. Hyperlipidemia is directly linked to cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in both the United States and the world.
Articles in this section
- What is hyperlipidemia?
- How common is hyperlipidemia?
- Who is most 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?