What is Hyperlipidemia?
The term hyperlipidemia/dyslipidemia refers to disorder of lipid metabolism that results in abnormal levels or composition of cholesterol, triglycerides, and lipoproteins in the blood circulation. Hyperlipidemia/dyslipidemia is a key contributor to atherosclerotic coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease. A common question is whether an individual need a statin or other lipid lowering drug, if so how intense. Are there statin safety concerns?