Two adults with hypertriglyceridemia. How should one manage these persons

  • S Jayasinghe
Keywords: Dyslipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia, guideline

Abstract

The paper discusses the management of two individuals with asymptomatic hypertriglyceredemia, a common problem faces by Family Physicians in Malaysia. In such instances it is advisable to exclude an underlying disorder (e.g. metabolic syndrome) and take a pragmatic approach.

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Published
2008-03-31
How to Cite
JayasingheS. (2008). Two adults with hypertriglyceridemia. How should one manage these persons. Malaysian Family Physician, 3(1), 3. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/278
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