Licensed from
ADAM

Hyperlipoproteinemia Type III

Definition

Familial dysbetalipoproteinemia is a disorder passed down through families in which there are high amounts of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.

Symptoms

Symptoms may not be seen until age 20 or older.

Yellow deposits of fatty material in the skin called xanthomas may appear on the eyelids, palms of the hands, soles of the feet, or on the tendons of the knees and elbows.

Atherosclerosis develops. There may be early chest pain (angina) or decreased blood flow to specific parts of the body, causing transient ischemic attacks of the brain or peripheral artery disease.

Toptop

Related Articles

Chest Pain
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chest pain is one of the most common reasons that people ages 15 and older visit the emergency room. In 2008, about nine percent of all ER visits were related to chest pain. (More »

Angina Pectoris
Angina pectoris (usually just called angina) is pain or discomfort in the chest area caused by a loss of blood circulation in the heart. Angina is not a disease itself, but a symptom of heart disease. The pain may be acute (sudden) or chronic (ong  More »

Mini Stroke
During a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as a mini stroke, blood stops flowing to the brain for a short period of time. However, a mini stroke doesn't kill brain cells like a stroke does. A mini stroke causes symptoms that mimi  More »

Toptop

Follow Yahoo Health on and become a fan on

Follow @YahooHealth on
Related Health News