Hyperlipidemia

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What is hyperlipidemia?

Hyperlipidemia refers to increased levels of lipids (fats) in the blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides.

Common symptoms reported by people with hyperlipidemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for hyperlipidemia

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

(Lipitor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
177
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
52
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Mevacor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
35
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (1)

Data from patients with hyperlipidemia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hyperlipidemia

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

(Lipitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperlipidemia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Crestor)
Perceived effectiveness
for hyperlipidemia (9 evaluations)
Side effects
muscle cramps prediabetes
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Mevacor)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
hyperlipidemia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hyperlipidemia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has hyperlipidemia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 79 say hyperlipidemia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 44
40s 146
50s 292
60s 257
70+ 117
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 6
20-29 years 22
30-39 years 49
40-49 years 46
50-59 years 20
60-69 years 3
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 273
Female 583

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 418
Not Diagnosed 17

These charts show data from hyperlipidemia patients who have completed their condition history
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