Hyperlipidemia (hyperlipemia) involves abnormally elevated levels of any or all lipids and/or lipoproteins in the blood. Hyperlipidemias may basically be classified as either familial (also called primary) caused by specific genetic abnormalities, or acquired (also called secondary) when resulting from another underlying disorder that leads to alterations in plasma lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. Also, hyperlipidemia may be idiopathic, that is, without known cause.
Hyperlipidemias are also classified according to which types of lipids are elevated, that is hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia or both in combined hyperlipidemia. Elevated levels of Lipoprotein may also be classified as a form of hyperlipidemia.
Familial hyperlipidemias are classified according to the Fredrickson classification which is based on the pattern of lipoproteins on electrophoresis. It was later adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO). The ICD-10-CM codes are as follows:
E78.0 Pure Hypercholesterolemia (Group A) Includes: Fredickson’s hyperlipoproteinemia, type IIa; hyperbetalipoproteinemia;
low-density-lipoprotein-type [LDL] hyperlipoproteinemia
E78.1 Pure Hyperglyceridemia (Group B) Includes: pure hyperglyceridemia; elevated fasting triglycerides; endogenous
hyperglyceridemia; Fredickson’s hyperlipoproteinemia, type IV; hyperprebetalipoproteinemia; very-low-density-lipoprotein-type
E78.2 Mixed Hyperlipidemia (Group C) Includes: broad- or floating-betalipoproteinemia; combined hyperlipidemia NOS; elevated
cholesterol with elevated triglycerides NEC; Fredrickson’s hyperlipoproteinemia, type IIb or III; hyperbetalipoproteinemia with
prebetalipoproteinemia; hypercholesteremia with endogenous hyperglyceridemia; tubo-eruptive xanthoma; xanthoma tuberosum
E78.3 Hyperchylomicronemia (Group D) Includes: hyperchylomicronemia; mixed hyperglyceridemia; chylomicron retention
disease; Fredickson’s hyperlipoproteinemia, type I and V
E78.4 Other Hyperlipidemia Includes: Familial combined hyperlipidemia
E78.5 Hyperlipidemia, unspecified
ICD 10 and ICD 9 code for hyperlipidemia
E78.5 - Hyperlipidemia, unspecified
E78.2 - Mixed hyperlipidemia
E78.4 - Other hyperlipidemia
E78.3 - Hyperchylomicronemia
E78.0 - Pure hypercholesterolemia
E78.1 - Pure hyperglyceridemia
Excludes1: sphingolipidosis (E75.0-E75.3)
Excludes1: androgen insensitivity syndrome (E34.5-)
congenital adrenal hyperplasia (E25.0)
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (Q79.6)
hemolytic anemias attributable to enzyme disorders (D55.-)
Marfan's syndrome (Q87.4)
5-alpha-reductase deficiency (E29.1)
ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Codes - ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Codes
272.4 Other and unspecified hyperlipidemia - E78.5 Hyperlipidemia, unspecified
Be aware of causes, signs and treatments for hyperlipidemia
Many treatments are available for sufferers of health problems in our time. On the other hand, some people do not aware about signs of ill health condition almost immediately. It is the right to gain knowledge of the most common illness hyperlipidemia and make an informed decision about how to heal this health problem as safe as possible. In general, Hyperlipidemia is an elevation of fat proteins in the blood known as high cholesterol. Sufferers of this health problem these days get the ever-increasing risks of heart diseases development. They have to identify the main causes of this health problem and try to keep away from unhealthy lifestyle at least hereafter.
If you are a health conscious person at this time and seek the main causes of ever-increasing fat proteins in the blood, then you can listen to the following details.
· Poor diet
· Cigarette smoking
· Genetic predisposition
· Inactive lifestyle
Signs and symptoms
There are no visible signs and symptoms of hyperlipidemia except yellowish fatty growth namely xanthomas and high cholesterol around the eyes and joints. People of every age group have to check the high cholesterol content at regular intervals and get the best treatment when they suffer from this ill health condition.
Test and diagnosis
A lipid profile is a blood test used to test and diagnose excessive lipoproteins or lipids in the blood. If you have planned to take this test, then you have to avoid the consumption of anything 9 to 12 hours prior to the test. This is advisable to take this test at every five years interval after the age 20. In the normal lipid profile, total cholesterol is less than 200, LDL is less than 100, HDL is greater than 50 for women and 40 for men and Triglycerides less than 140.
The foremost treatment for sufferers of hyperlipidemia in our time is a positive modification in the lifestyle. This is advisable to consult with a qualified dietician and get the heart healthy diet plan. If you follow this diet plan and do exercises on a regular basis, then you can get a good improvement in your health condition as you have expected. You have to understand and keep in mind that the overall maintenance of a healthy weight plays the major role behind the best improvement in the overall health condition.
Sufferers of high cholesterol in blood these days have to include foods rich in healthy fat content and avoid foods rich in cholesterol, saturated fat and trans fats. They can prefer legumes, fish and nuts for enhancing their health condition further. They may get much difficulty to reduce their weight. They have to understand that they cannot reduce weight within a couple of days. On the other hand, they can follow a healthy lifestyle as suggested by healthcare professionals to get rid of obesity and its associated health problems within a short period. They will be in good physical shape and health condition when they do exercises and follow the best diet plan day after day.