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
Tried for
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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
63
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Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
38
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Pravachol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Pain (16) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Depressed mood (17) Pain (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Insomnia (12) Pain (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Anxious mood (16) Insomnia (1)

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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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Muscle and joint pain 8 more
How many evaluations
17
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Treatment name(s)

(Zocor)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Back pain 9 more
How many evaluations
19
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Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Muscle and joint pain Chest tightness 4 more
How many evaluations
15
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness 2 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Pain (29)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pravachol)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Muscle and joint pain 3 more
How many evaluations
11
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Brain fog 5 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Pain (16) Anxious mood (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Anxious mood 17 more
How many evaluations
20
Tried for
Depressed mood (17) Pain (3)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (16)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Drowsiness 3 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Insomnia (12) Pain (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Bipolar depressive episodes Bouts of Excessive Yawning 5 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Anxious mood (16) Insomnia (1)

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 1
20s 50
30s 196
40s 443
50s 560
60s 290
70+ 51

Sex

Distribution of sex

65% Female
35% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 21
20-29 years 45
30-39 years 77
40-49 years 116
50-59 years 57
60-69 years 11
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,181
Not Diagnosed 26

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