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What is 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 Hypercholesterolemia?

Common symptoms How bad it is What people are taking for it
Zolpidem, Amitriptyline, Trazodone
Armodafinil, Handicap/Disability Parking Permit, Modafinil
Duloxetine, Citalopram, Venlafaxine
Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Lorazepam
Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Pregabalin

What do patients take to treat Hypercholesterolemia and its symptoms?

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

(Denan, Michol, Lipex, Arrow-Simva)


(Apo-Atorvastatin, Lipitor, Atorvox, Zarator)


(Lipostat, Pravachol, Apo-Pravastatin)






(Fractal LP, Lescol XL, Lescol)


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

Who has Hypercholesterolemia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1,323 patients have this condition
  • 13 new patients joined this month
  • 290 say Hypercholesterolemia is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 40
30s 172
40s 358
50s 437
60s 205
70+ 32


Distribution of females vs. males

65% Females
35% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 17
20-29 years 41
30-39 years 67
40-49 years 92
50-59 years 46
60-69 years 7
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 940
Not Diagnosed 24

These charts show data from Hypercholesterolemia patients who have completed their condition history
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