Secondary Causes of Dyslipidemia

The following can increase Low Density Lipid (LDL) cholesterol levels:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Obstructive Liver Disease
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Medications:  Progestin, Corticosteroids, Anabolic Steroids, Cyclosporine

The following can increase Triglyceride (TG) levels:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Obesity
  • Medications:  Estrogen, Thiazide Diuretics, Beta Blockers, Corticosteroids, Atypical Antipsychotics

The following can decrease High Density Lipid (HDL) cholesterol levels:

  • Medications:  Beta Blockers, Anabolic Steroids, Atypical Antipsychotics

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