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What is hyperchloesterolaemia?

Hypercholesterolaemia is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in
the blood. Cholesterol is an essential element for the maintainence of body
Normally, the body can regulate the level of the cholesterol.
However, the regulation function could be dysfunction sometimes
and causing increase in cholesterol level and lead to the development
of blockage of the vessels.


Cholesterol can be devided into good and bad

HDL               Good chloesterol
                       helps to transport to lipid back to the liver

LDL/ VLDL   Bad chloesterol 
                      cause blockage of vessels


Prevention of hypercholesterolaemia

Diet control
Quit smoking
Regular exercise
High fibre diet


Treatment of Hypercholesterolaemia

Modification of lifestyle

Cease smoking
Decrease alcohol intake
Loss Weight


Medical Treatment

Triglyceride-lowering drugs