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

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?

  • 1,414patients have this condition
  • 10new patients joined this month
  • 321say High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 42
30s 172
40s 380
50s 473
60s 228
70+ 39


Distribution of females vs. males

64% Females
36% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 41
30-39 years 70
40-49 years 99
50-59 years 46
60-69 years 8
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,003
Not Diagnosed 26

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