Related Conditions and Treatments
Hypertension (high blood pressure) refers to how hard the blood is pushing against the walls of the artery through which it flows — not how quickly it flows.
LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides
Cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike substance that can be found all over the body. LDL, HDL, and triglycerides are types of cholesterol.
Sitosterolemia is a rare genetic disease that causes the fatty substances, or lipids, from plant-based foods such as nuts and vegetable oils to accumulate in arteries, likely increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart disease.