A Brief Report on Hyperlipidemia and its Inducing Models
Hyperlipidemia is a condition of having abnormalities in plasma lipids. According to the surveys done in India, urban populations are more affected by higher cholesterol levels than rural populations. Hyperlipidemia is mainly caused due to lifestyle, lack of exercise, and high-fat diet intake. It is classified based on two factors. They are on the basis of lipid type i.e., hypercholesteremia and hypertriglyceridemia, and on the basis of causing factors i.e., familial and acquired factors. In general, Hyperlipidemia can be treated by lifestyle and dietary changes. If the levels are high, medication is needed (Ayurvedic or Allopathic). The most commonly used drugs are statins and fibrates. Inducing agents are used to increase plasma lipids. These are used in in vitro and in vivo experiments mostly used inducing agents are Triton X100, Triton WR 1339, and methionine. As hyperlipidemia can be cured by switching to a healthy diet, natural home remedies can show a high impact.