How are LDL and HDL concentrations associated with heart disease and disorders?
When there is too much cholesterol in your blood, it builds up in the walls of your arteries, causing a process called atherosclerosis, a form of heart disease. It is when a patient's arterial walls harden. LDL contributes to the disease. This can cause a lack of blood flow which mean a lack of nutrients and oxygen to your heart. If not enough blood and oxygen cannot reach your hear, you may suffer a heart attack. You could also suffer a stoke if there is a lack of blood and/or oxygen to your brain. Unlike LDL, HDL actually lowers a patient's risk of heart diseases or problems.
What molecules in a patients' blood are monitored along with LDL and HDL?
Triglycerides, blood sugar level, and total cholesterol are the other molecules monitored in a patients blood along with LDL and HDL.