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Los trastornos de lípidos por lo general no causan síntomas.

En casos extremos, se pueden encontrar las siguientes señales o síntomas mediante el historial o examen físico:

  • Depósitos adiposos en la piel o tendones causados por niveles muy altos de lípidos en la sangre
  • Dolor, agrandamiento, o hinchazón (inflamación) de órganos abdominales como el hígado, bazo, o páncreas a causa de niveles extremadamente altos de triglicéridos en la sangre
  • Cambios en los vasos sanguíneos del ojo, causados por lípidos elevados

References:

Hypercholesterolemia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated November 20, 2013. Accessed January 13, 2014.

Hypertriglyceridemia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated November 20, 2013. Accessed January 13, 2014.

Symptoms, diagnosis, and monitoring of high cholesterol. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Cholesterol/SymptomsDiagnosisMonitoringofHighCholesterol/Symptoms-Diagnosis-Monitoring-of-High-Cholesterol_UCM_001214_Article.jsp. Updated May 1, 2013. Accessed January 13, 2014.

What are the signs and symptoms of high blood cholesterol? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hbc/signs.html. Updated September 19, 2012. Accessed January 13, 2014.



Last reviewed March 2015 by Marcin Chwistek, MD

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