What is a Lipid Metabolism Disorder?

By learning more about common health issues, you can ensure you recognize important symptoms and ensure optimal treatment. Unfortunately, Lipid Metabolism Disorders are often asymptomatic, meaning that you may have no apparent symptoms.  Therefore, you may not discover that you have this issue unless you have specific testing done. The team here at Freeman Endocrinology has decades of experience helping diagnose and treat endocrine disorders and we will explain more on lipid metabolism disorder and its origins.

Lipid Metabolism Disorder

A lipid metabolism disorder is any condition that impacts the metabolism of lipids, or blood fats, including cholesterol. While scientists are still studying the subject, we do know some of the sources of the problem. For example, we know that patients with high cholesterol are prone to the disorder and those with high triglycerides also experience lipid metabolism disorder.

Causes of The Disorder

While there are numerous factors involved in the development of lipid metabolism disorder, we can point to some lifestyle choices that are known to be associated with the development of the issue. It’s important that if you’re concerned about the condition running in your family, you review these causes carefully. We know the following are linked with incidences of the disorder:

  • Foods high in saturated fats

If you consume foods that are high in saturated fats, you have a higher chance of developing a disorder such as high cholesterol. Foods that are high in saturated fats include cheese, milk, butter, and steak should be consumed in moderation to mitigate the problem.

  • Lack of Exercise

Lack of exercise has also been linked with lipid disorders. If you don’t get enough exercise on a regular basis, it can increase your LDL levels and make you prone to lipid disorders. In addition, exercise has been proven to raise healthy HDL levels.

  • Smoking

As with many health problems, smoking is also considered a factor linked with lipid disorders. Smoking increases your bad cholesterol and causes plaque to build up on your arteries over time.

  • Medications

We know that some people taking certain types of medication, particular diuretics, are prone to lipid metabolism disorders.

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

The ultimate concern about lipid disorder is the possibility that it may lead to cardiovascular disease.  To manage this risk, it is important to properly treat and manage a diagnosed lipid disorder.


If you’ve been diagnosed with a lipid disorder, it’s important that you begin to learn more regarding your treatment options and take proactive steps to improve your health for the long-term. Our team can help within this process. To discover more on our services, call us today!


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