2018, Vol. 2 Issue 4, Part APages: 20-21
Cloudy serum of a male patient of hypertriglyceridemia: Case report
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Hypertriglyceridemia is defined as an abnormal concentration of triglyceride in the blood and has been associated with atherosclerosis, even in the absence of hypercholesterolemia. In Unani system of medicine this type of conditions are described under the heading of dasoomat in the blood (presence of lipids) and it is considered as harmful for the body. This is a report of a 65-year-old Muslim Khan family male who comes to our GOPD for acute onset of polyurea, nocturnal urine, breathlessness and fatigue especially in the evening. The blood pressure of patient was recorded as 140 mmHg systolic and 104 mmHg diastolic. Blood sample which was collected for laboratory examination on the day of visitation has shown cloudy or turbid serum after centrifugation due to high presence of triglycerides, cholesterol etc. such type of presentation revealed the increased prevalence of dyslipidemia, suggesting increased risk of developing coronary artery disease leading to infarcts. Combination of Unani medicine lifestyle therapies i.e., enhanced physical activity and dietary modification and therapeutic intervention would help us in the treatment and management of dyslipidemia.