posted by amy on .
Describe some reasons why a patient might have abnormally low blood cholesterol.
If someone has abnormally low cholesterol levels then perhaps it is being consumed by processes that need cholesterol faster than it is being synthesized or brought in through the diet. Perhaps excess bile production, inability to use dietary cholesterol, excess steroid production, etc. It really is not well understood why people have really low cholesterol levels (unless you intentionally use your diet to do so). However there have been reports that link low cholesterol levels to anxiety, depression, cancer, and other problems. Though the mechanisms are not really understood. Hope this helps.