Dyslipidemia ICD 10 : E78.5


The definition of dyslipidemia is a change in the normal levels of blood lipid components, may increase. example (cholesterol, triglycerids, LDL, etc.) or decrease (e.g. HDL). The ICD-10 code for dyslipidemia is E78.2.

Diagnosis E78 is a category in the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10), which refers to “disorders of lipoprotein metabolism and other lipidemias.”

E78.00 refers to “pure hypercholesterolemia” and E78.5 refers to “hyperlipidemia, unspecified.” These two codes can be coded together if a patient has both conditions.

Those who tend to suffer from dyslipidemia (high risk) are those who have parents or relatives who suffer from dyslipidemia. Signs of coronary vascular sclerosis before the age of 60 years, or have had a heart attack, people with diabetes mellitus (diabetes mellitus), obesity, high blood pressure. Also included are those who often use a variety of medications and smoke.

Unfortunately this potentially dangerous disease, the initial symptoms are less publicly known, so often people with dyslipidemia are found by chance during medical check-up.

As additional information for lopers who want to know if suffering from dyslipidemia. For blood cholesterol examination in the laboratory does not need fasting, but for triglycerids need to fast at least 10 hours before the examination.


For those of you who have problems with your fat levels, before using doctor’s medicines (pharmacological) it is worth trying to regulate diet patterns and exercise (or as directed by the doctor).

Who knows, our blood fat levels can become normal just by doing so. We can try to run this thing, about 3 to 6 months.

  • Try to reduce / avoid the consumption of saturated fatty acids (meat, whole milk, cheese, cakes, biscuits, hard margarine, chocolate, and others.), because the acid has the potential to increase cholesterol. Eating meat should be limited to a maximum of 2 times per week.
  • A diet with enough calories to maintain an ideal body weight, with a fatty acid composition < 30% total calories, saturated fatty acids < 10% of total calories, and the rest poly and mono unsaturated fatty acids. Carbohydrates are 50 – 60% calories. Cholesterol intake is limited to < 300 mg per day.
  • If you want to eat fried foods and have the ability to choose, you should use cooking oil that contains high unsaturated fatty acids (corn oil, sunflower seeds, soybeans, and others). Unsaturated fatty acids are thought to help lower blood cholesterol.
  • Regular exercise at least 30 minutes, 3 times per week. Try to reach 60 – 70% maximum heart rate. Regular exercise not only improves blood cholesterol levels, but can increase the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin. Thus it is expected that glucose and blood lipids will go down. Exercise is also important for obese sufferers.

It is important to note that only a qualified healthcare professional can make a diagnosis and assign appropriate codes. It is not recommended to rely solely on online resources for medical diagnosis or coding purposes.

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