Mixed dyslipidemia occurs when there are high levels of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol (also known as the “bad” cholesterol) with low levels of HDL cholesterol (also known as the “good” cholesterol). Elevated triglyceride levels combined with high LDL (bad) cholesterol or low HDL (good) cholesterol can cause fatty buildups within the artery walls, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Mixed dyslipidemia is discovered through blood tests that indicate high lipid levels. Genetics and family history play a large part in diagnosis as the disease is an inherited disorder. There is currently no cure for mixed dyslipidemia, but major lifestyle changes (such as adopting a healthy diet, losing weight, and stopping smoking) and medication have proven to be effective.
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