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.

Common symptoms reported by people with High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)

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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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Treatments taken by people with High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
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Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
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Treatment name(s)

(Zocor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
51
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Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
35
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
Tried for
Pain (31)
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(Pravachol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
Tried for
Anxious mood (22) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Depressed mood (19) Pain (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Pain (19)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Anxious mood (15) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Pain (14) Fatigue (2)

Data from patients with High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)

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Side effects
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Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Muscle pain Cramps in legs 11 more
How many evaluations
29
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Treatment name(s)

(Zocor)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Back pain Generalized muscle weakness 7 more
How many evaluations
12
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Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Chest tightness Elevated CPK enzymes 4 more
How many evaluations
17
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Dizziness with nausea 10 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Pain (31)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pravachol)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Frequent urination 2 more
How many evaluations
9
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Bipolar depressive episodes 5 more
How many evaluations
17
Tried for
Anxious mood (22) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Blurry vision 15 more
How many evaluations
18
Tried for
Depressed mood (19) Pain (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Anorgasmia Drowsiness 5 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Pain (19)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Daytime tiredness Early morning wakefulness 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (15) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 6 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Pain (14) Fatigue (2)

Data from patients with High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia), who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 52
30s 210
40s 467
50s 669
60s 341
70+ 76

Sex

Distribution of sex

65% Female
35% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 25
20-29 years 47
30-39 years 95
40-49 years 135
50-59 years 63
60-69 years 15
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,340
Not Diagnosed 28

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