Certain results from a physical exam. These results include xanthomas, a skin condition in which small bumps of fat appear under the skin.
Your family doctor may not have much experience with familial lipid disorders, so you may have to see a specialist, such as an endocrinologist. And some cardiologists specialize in lipid disorders as well as heart problems.
Types of familial lipid disorders
There are different types of lipid disorders. They include:
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ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD – Family Medicine E. Gregory Thompson, MD – Internal Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD – Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD – Family Medicine