Dyslipidemia Defined

Cholesterol and triglycerides, known as lipids, are fatty substances that the body produces naturally. Dyslipidemia means that lipid levels in the blood are too high or too low. The most common types of dyslipidemia are:

  • High levels of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol, also known as “bad” cholesterol
  • Low levels of high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, cholesterol, also known as “good” cholesterol, and
  • High levels of triglycerides, or fats in the blood