To investigate the distributive rule of Chinese medicine syndromes in patients with hyperlipidemia (HLE) in Xinjiang region.
Chinese medicine syndrome of HLE patients were differentiated. The common factors of diagnostic information for dominating HLE were extracted by factor analysis and the syndrome type was determined based on Chinese medicine theory and experiences of experts.
The syndromes in HLE patients of Xinjiang region were mainly the Pi-Shen deficiency with insufficient Jin syndrome (I), the qi-blood deficiency syndrome (II), the Fei-Wei dryness syndrome (III), the phlegm-dampness obstructing Fei syndrome (IV), the dampness-heat accumulation syndrome (V), and the Gan-Shen yin-deficiency with blood-stasis syndrome (VI). Syndrome II was the most commonly encountered one (35.09%), the next were syndrome III (29.82%) and I (13.45%). Scores of the 6 syndromes, which embodied the severity of disease, were different significantly (F = 32.746, P < 0.01), the highest presented in syndrome I and the second in Syndrome VI.
Syndrome in hyperlipidemia patients of Xinjiang region is dominantly the deficiency syndrome, combined with qi-stagnancy and blood-stasis, showing a complex state involving multiple organs and all the qi, blood and Jin-Ye in body.