Cholesterol is a waxy substance made by the body and also comes from the diet. High cholesterol in body is also commonly known as hyperlipidemia. It is a common problem which may deposit extra fats in the blood. Hyperlipidemia is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Cholesterol and triglycerides together make it difficult for blood to pass by narrowing the blood vessels. This review basically focuses on the causes, types, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of hyperlipidemia. It may be treated by changing life style, eating healthy food, doing exercise but several medications are also available in the market.
Singh R and Nain S