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 44
30s 189
40s 412
50s 512
60s 264
70+ 48


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 44
30-39 years 73
40-49 years 110
50-59 years 50
60-69 years 10
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,097
Not Diagnosed 26

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