High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)

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What is High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)?

Hypercholesterolemia is a condition with abnormally high levels of cholesterol in the blood. Familial hypercholesterolemia is an inherited form of high cholesterol and occurs more frequently in certain populations, including Afrikaners in South Africa, French Canadians, Lebanese, and Finns.

What is it like to have High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 41
30s 187
40s 406
50s 505
60s 255
70+ 46

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

65% Females
35% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 42
30-39 years 70
40-49 years 108
50-59 years 49
60-69 years 10
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,076
Not Diagnosed 26

These charts show data from High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) patients who have completed their condition history
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