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
82
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Treatment name(s)

(Zocor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
41
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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
22
Tried for
Depressed mood (20) Pain (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Pain (21)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Anxious mood (19) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Pain (15) 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)

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

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) (45 evaluations)
Side effects
Muscle pain Cramps in legs 9 more
How many evaluations
49
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Treatment name(s)

(Zocor)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Pain in legs 1 more
How many evaluations
9
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Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Bad mood Elevated CPK enzymes 2 more
How many evaluations
23
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Treatment name(s)

(Pravachol)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Frequent urination 2 more
How many evaluations
9
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (22 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Dry mouth 13 more
How many evaluations
29
Tried for
Depressed mood (20) Pain (4)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Abdominal bloating 10 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Pain (21)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Bipolar depressive episodes 4 more
How many evaluations
18
Tried for
Anxious mood (19) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Dry mouth 9 more
How many evaluations
20
Tried for
Pain (15) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Anorgasmia Drowsiness 6 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Pain (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Daytime tiredness 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (16)

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 50
30s 269
40s 757
50s 1,386
60s 966
70+ 208

Sex

Distribution of sex

70% Female
30% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 26
20-29 years 59
30-39 years 108
40-49 years 157
50-59 years 75
60-69 years 17
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,511
Not Diagnosed 35

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