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

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 41
30s 186
40s 393
50s 492
60s 253
70+ 43


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 42
30-39 years 70
40-49 years 103
50-59 years 49
60-69 years 9
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,056
Not Diagnosed 25

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