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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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
92
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Treatment name(s)

(Zocor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
43
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Pravachol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
Depressed mood (21) Pain (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
Pain (23)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Anxious mood (20) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Pain (16) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Pain (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Insomnia (16) Depressed mood (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) (52 evaluations)
Side effects
Muscle pain Cramps in legs 11 more
How many evaluations
59
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Treatment name(s)

(Zocor)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Pain in legs 1 more
How many evaluations
10
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Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Bad mood Elevated CPK enzymes 2 more
How many evaluations
24
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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
10
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Dry mouth 14 more
How many evaluations
32
Tried for
Depressed mood (21) Pain (6)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Abdominal bloating 11 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Pain (23)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Bipolar depressive episodes 4 more
How many evaluations
20
Tried for
Anxious mood (20) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Dry mouth 8 more
How many evaluations
22
Tried for
Pain (16) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Anorgasmia Drowsiness 8 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Pain (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Difficulty waking up 4 more
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Insomnia (16) Depressed mood (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 53
30s 281
40s 834
50s 1,609
60s 1,226
70+ 287

Sex

Distribution of sex

70% Female
30% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 27
20-29 years 63
30-39 years 118
40-49 years 175
50-59 years 91
60-69 years 20
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,589
Not Diagnosed 36

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