Disorders that increase Cholesterol

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DISORDERS THAT INCREASE CHOLESTEROL

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Disorders that increase Cholesterol

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Genetics, diet, physical inactivity, age, and gender are common factors that increase cholesterol levels. High cholesterol levels can also result secondary to other disorders that are responsible for changing a patient's lipid profile.1

What can cause acquired hyperlipidemia?

  • Type 2 diabetes lowers “good” cholesterol levels and raises “bad” cholesterol levels.2
  • Obesity escalates triglyceride levels, increases “bad” cholesterol levels, and lower “good” cholesterol levels. 2
  • Having an underactive thyroid gland results in subsequent raising of levels of "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and total cholesterol.1
  • Other disorders including but not limited to familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), can cause elevated LDL cholesterol levels, at a young age.2

Regardless of its cause, your high cholesterol level needs to be controlled as if left untreated you will still carry the same health hazards of cardiovascular disease.1