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What is Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency (LPLD) ?

Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency, is also known as Type I hyperlipoproteinemia or Familial chylomicronemia. People with LPLD have very high triglyceride levels because they lack lipase, the enzyme that clears fat from the blood. Symptoms include recurrent abdominal pain, fat-filled spots known as ‘eruptive xanthomata’, and attacks of acute pancreatitis.

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Latest Member Stories

Hyperlipidaemia Type1

by rayaad published 3 months ago

Hi Everyone

Just wanted to share my story. I am 34 years old. I was diagnosed with LPLD (Hyperlipidaemia Type1) when i was 3 years old after bei...

everyday struggle

by naomiwimetthastings published 9 months ago
One comment

It's so frustrating. He has given up hope that any doctor will be able to help him. For 15 years he was told "you're just fat" "just stop eating ju...

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