What is a lipid disorder?

A lipid disorder describes a condition in which you have high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and fats called triglycerides.

People with high LDL cholesterol and high triglycerides are at an increased risk of developing heart disease.

There are two forms of cholesterol found in the body, high-density lipoprotein and low-density lipoprotein. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) protects the heart. This form of cholesterol transports harmful cholesterol out of the arteries..

Low-density lipoprotein is made by the body and is also absorbed from cholesterol-rich foods Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) may fuse together with other fats and substances. This creates an obstruction in the arteries. This in turn leads to reduced blood flow, which can cause serious health complications.

A triglyceride is a type of fat that is ingested from the food and produced by the body when excess calories are converted to fat for storage. Like all fat in the body, some is necessary for the proper functioning of cells, but too much is unhealthy. People with high cholesterol often have a raised level of triglycerides.

High blood cholesterol and high triglycerides can be caused by medical conditions as well in addition to bad dietary habits.

High triglycerides are also caused by high levels of cholesterol High blood cholesterol levels can come from following medical conditions::

•diabetes

•hypothyroidism

•metabolic syndrome

•medication side effects

•Cushing’s syndrome

•polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

•kidney diseases

A lack of exercise can cause an increase in LDL. Smoking can also increase high levels of cholesterol by causing plaque to build up in the arteries.

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