Lipid Disorders

Have you been diagnosed with or think you may have a lipid disorder? Learn about the causes and symptoms of common and rare lipid disorders here. 
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An inherited ultra-rare disorder that causes malnutrition by blocking absorption of fat and vitamins in the intestines and liver. 

Often referred to as “CTX”, cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis is a rare inherited condition present from birth. Those with this condition develop an excessive amount of fat in multiple organs throughout the body, interfering with proper functioning and resulting in a variety of health problems. This abnormal collection of fat is particularly prominent in tendons, which attach muscle to bone, and in the brain.

FCS is a condition of very high triglycerides (a type of fat) in the blood which come from the diet.

Familial hypercholesterolemia (abbreviated FH) is a genetic disorder characterized by high cholesterol levels, specifically very high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, “bad cholesterol”), in the blood and heart attacks and stroke can occur at a younger than usual age.

Although your body needs some triglycerides, too much may lead to heart disease, stroke, or severe abdominal pain due to irritation of the pancreas.

Also known as FLD or Norum disease, this is a genetic lipid disorder that affects the body’s ability to process cholesterol.

Understanding Lipodystrophy: Causes, Symptoms, and Management Strategies

Those with abnormally high levels of Lp(a) have an increased risk of developing heart disease as an adult.

This condition is an inherited disorder that affects infants, children, and adults. The absence of the lysosomal acid lipase enzyme causes fat to become trapped in the liver.

Sitosterolemia is an inherited disorder in which waxy substances from plants are absorbed into the body and build up in the blood and arteries.