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?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Arrow-Simva, Denan, Lipex) 5 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
66
How many evaluations
17
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Atorvastatin, Aspavor, Atorsave F) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
64
How many evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
37
How many evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Pravastatin, Lipostat, Pravachol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
How many evaluations
20
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
How many evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
How many evaluations
9
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Data from patients with High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Arrow-Simva, Denan, Lipex) 5 more
How many have tried
66
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea Back pain 7 more
How many evaluations
17
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Atorvastatin, Aspavor, Atorsave F) 3 more
How many have tried
64
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Muscle and joint pain Fatigue 8 more
How many evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
How many have tried
37
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Muscle and joint pain Chest tightness 3 more
How many evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
How many have tried
28
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 2 more
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Pravastatin, Lipostat, Pravachol)
How many have tried
26
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Muscle and joint pain Dry mouth 3 more
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
18
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Weight gain Anxious mood 19 more
How many evaluations
20
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
How many have tried
17
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Sleepiness
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
17
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth Drowsiness 3 more
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
How many have tried
17
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 4 more
How many evaluations
11
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
16
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Brain fog Dizziness 3 more
How many evaluations
9
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Data from patients with High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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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 42
30s 195
40s 413
50s 519
60s 270
70+ 49

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

64% Females
36% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 20
20-29 years 45
30-39 years 74
40-49 years 110
50-59 years 50
60-69 years 11
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,112
Not Diagnosed 26

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