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Dyslipidemia 血脂异常 (Reading & Sharing)

Dyslipidemia: Also known as hypercholestremia, is diagnosed when a patient has a cholesterol level >= 200 mg/dl.

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Dyslipidemia / Reading and Sharing

Dyslipidemia Also known as hypercholestrolemia, is diagnosed when a patient has a cholesterol level equal or greater than 200 mg/dl.

The incidence and prevalence increase as we age. Starting at age 20, 48% of men and 50% of women who are Caucasian have dyslipidemia. 45% of black men and 42% of black women. Hispanic population are equal for men and women at 50%. (Ferri, 2018). Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more prevalent to have dyslipidemia. Prevalence varies, Increases with chronic heart disease. Strong relationship to BMI, and at a higher incidence in the industrialized countries (Epocrates, 2018).

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