Hyperlipidemia is an increase in the fat proteins present in the blood. This is generally known as High cholesterol. According to a study, one third of American adults are having this problem and only few of them are having the control over it. Actually the person who is having the problem of Hyperlipidemia will be having the chances of developing heart disease. Therefore it is always very important to take initiative treatment once the problem is found. Many people use to be negligent in this case and eventually they are supposed to deal with many serious health problems.
Some of the common factors which lead to hyperlipidemia are obesity, poor diet, cigarette smoking, sedentary lifestyle and Genetic predisposition. There are no symptoms to confirm the presence of Hyperlipidemia but it can be detected by taking a blood test. As it is mentioned already, the Hyperlipidemia can be a factor that leads to heart disease. It happens when the body is not able to remove or utilize the excessive fat and accumulates in the blood. When the fat is being stored and cannot remove, it will damage the internal organs and arteries and eventually the person will get heart disease.
If you want to check and find whether you are affected by Hyperlipidemia then you have to undergo a blood test. This is the best way to get to know about that. The blood test which is taken for this purpose is known as lipid profile and in order to take this test, the individual must not eat or drink anything for around 9 to 12 hours prior to the test. People will be interested to know how they can stay away from this problem and prevent themselves from unwanted inconveniences. Actually if you want to prevent yourself in the better manner, then you should follow a proper and healthy lifestyle.
You have to follow healthy diet and you should do exercises regularly. At the same time, you should not get addicted to any unwanted habits such as smoking, alcohol etc. Generally every health problem will be medically indicated through certain codes and it will be determined by the ICD (International Classification of Diseases) which is used for clinical purposes as well as for health management. According to that the hyperlipidemia ICD code is E78.5 for unspecified Hyperlipidemia. Similarly there are different codes for different categories of hyperlipidemia such as E78.2, E78.4, E78.3, E78.0 and E78.1.