High blood cholesterol and triglycerides

Alternative names
Lipid disorders; hyperlipoproteinemia; Hyperlipidemia

Definition
Lipid disorders are when you have excess fatty substances in your blood. These substances include cholesterol and triglycerides. Having a lipid disorder makes you more likely to develop atherosclerosis and heart disease.

see Hyperlipidemia

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 5, 2012
by David A. Scott, M.D.

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