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Contents for Cholesterol and lipids
  1. Introduction: Cholesterol and lipids
  2. Causes (40 conditions)
  3. Causes of Types
  4. Diagnostic tests (11 listings)
  5. Questions your doctor may ask (and why) (15 listings)
  6. Combined symptoms
  7. News (6 listings)

Cholesterol and lipids

Lipids: Lipids is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

Causes of Cholesterol and lipids (Lipids): See detailed list of causes below.

Cholesterol and lipids (medical symptom): Levels of blood or urine cholesterol or lipids as a symptom

Introduction: Lipids

Cholesterol and lipids (medical symptom): Lipid abnormalities such as high cholesterol or triglycerides are important conditions. This section examines lipid problems as symptoms of other underlying conditions. See also symptoms of high cholesterol.

Article Excerpts for Lipids:

Cholesterol and lipids (medical symptom): Cholesterol is a fatty substance produced by the liver to help meet the body’s need for hormones and bile acids. It also enters the body when high-fat foods are consumed and when the body’s cholesterol level is higher than necessary for normal cell functioning. The resulting high blood cholesterol is a condition that greatly increases your chances of developing coronary heart disease. That is because extra cholesterol in the blood settles on the inner walls of the arteries, narrowing them, allowing less blood to pass through them to the heart. The higher your total blood cholesterol level, the greater your heart disease risk. (Source: excerpt from High Blood Cholesterol: NWHIC)

Causes of Cholesterol and lipids (Lipids)

The list of medical condition causes of Cholesterol and lipids (Lipids) includes:

All 40 causes of Cholesterol and lipids

More Specific Symptoms for Lipids:

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Related Symptoms for Lipids

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Broader Symptom Types for Lipids:

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More Symptom Information for Lipids

For a medical symptom description of 'Lipids', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Cholesterol and lipids (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Lipids' may be possible.

More information on symptom: Cholesterol and lipids:

Lipids (organ): Lipids are nutrients and one type of molecule that makes up the body. Lipids include fats and waxes. They make up the membranes of the body's cells and play a key role in body messaging and energy storage. Lipids also include fat-soluble vitamins: vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin K.

Lipids are taken into the body through foods, such as butter, shortening, margarine, fatty meats, salmon, and nuts. Conditions that can afflict the lipids of the body include lipid storage disease, malnutrition, anorexia, bulimia, metabolic disorders and nutritional deficiencies.

Lipids (organ): See Lipids (organ information).

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