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doctors, what is the difference between pure hypercholesterolemia and hypercholesterolemia?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No difference: There's no difference. Some electronic medical records use the term "pure hypercholesterolemia" which is, in my book, meaningless.
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I agree Dr. Werner. Also, the coding refers to hyperlipidemia, when a big part of the problem for many of our patients is LOW HDL, yet there's no classification specifically for that (maybe ICD-10?)
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Is it true that you can have milk with high cholesterol?

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Milk: Regular cow's milk is 3% butterfat, that's like 3 pats of butter per glass, 2% milk about 2pats, 1% about 1 pat; we generally recommend using fat free or skim mild which has virtually no fat but has the protein and calcium of whole milk.
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What can you do to manage a high cholesterol?

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Pills, diet: Certain medications effectively lower the cholesterol and also have been proven to reduce the risk of a heart attack. Diet and exercise can also help.
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What should you not eat if you have high cholesterol?

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Which shellfish has high cholesterol content?

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Seafood and choleste: Shellfish are a safe source of nutrition. The cholesterol content turns out to be relatively safe as most of the bodies cholesterol is manufactured by the liver. The early studies on the amounts of cholesterol in shrimp revealed an error had been made in that the substance thought to be cholesterol was somewhat different is was not solid in cold water. Most sea food is safe to eat.
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Why is having high cholesterol dangerous?

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High cholesterol: Having high cholesterol results in the formation of plaque on the artery walls. It is natural to have damage to the arteries of the body and there is a usual repair process to correct the damage. With a high concentration of cholesterol, the repair process goes awry. Plaque forms, making the arteries stiff and vulnerable to a cakey buildup = blockage = heart attack, stroke or blocked leg vessel.

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