Lipid Disorder: Hypolipidemia

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Hypolipidemia, also called low blood cholesterol is a cholesterol disorder in which there is a diminution in cholesterol-containing lipoproteins, in other words, there is an abnormally low level of fat in the blood. This condition may be due to either primary or hereditary factors or secondary factors. Unlike hyperlipidemia, that is, high blood cholesterol, hypolipidemia is frequently seen as not much of a threat compared to the former as it is a great risk factor to atherosclerosis among other diseases. It may be induced from there that possessing low cholesterol levels is significantly always better than the adverse, but this is not entirely true. It may be less common; however having low blood cholesterol that is below the normal level may too lead to pathology. There are studies that all commonly show links between low blood cholesterol and signs of severe depression and anxiety leading to violent and even suicidal behavior among people compared to those with higher cholesterol levels. Diagnosis Hypolipidemia is asymptomatic and it is diagnosed incidentally on lipid screening when the total cholesterol found in the blood is only below 120 mg/dL or when the low density lipoprotein LDL is lesser than 50 mg/dL. Causes and Treatment The genetic disorders that cause the underproduction of LDL include Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome, hypobetalipoproteinemia, and chylomicron retention disease. Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome is a recessive condition that results from gene mutations of a

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