E78.3: Hyperchylomicronaemia

Increased fat levels have been measured in your blood.

Fats have various jobs in the body. There are various kinds of fats. For example, fats are important for the structure of cells and for making the production of particular messenger substances possible. Fats are transported in the blood by fat transporters.

You have too much of a specific fat transporter in your blood. This fat transporter conveys fats from food into the blood.

There are various reasons for having too much of particular fats in the blood. On one hand, nutrition can play a role. On the other, genetic makeup plays an important role. For example, there are families in which an increased amount of a particular fat is hereditary.


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the diagnostic confidence indicator.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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