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
76
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Treatment name(s)

(Zocor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
45
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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
26
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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)
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)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Anxious mood (18)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
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)

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

(Zocor)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Back pain Generalized muscle weakness 6 more
How many evaluations
10
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Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Perceived effectiveness
for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia) (16 evaluations)
Side effects
Bad mood Elevated CPK enzymes 2 more
How many evaluations
21
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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)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Bipolar depressive episodes 4 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Anxious mood (22) Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Dry mouth 13 more
How many evaluations
27
Tried for
Depressed mood (19) Pain (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Dizziness with nausea 8 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Pain (21)
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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 (18)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Blurry vision 9 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Pain (16) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Anorgasmia Drowsiness 6 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Pain (17)

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 49
30s 252
40s 649
50s 1,076
60s 731
70+ 150

Sex

Distribution of sex

70% Female
30% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 25
20-29 years 58
30-39 years 105
40-49 years 153
50-59 years 71
60-69 years 15
70+ years 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,484
Not Diagnosed 35

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