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Hypercholesterolemia (Overview)

Hypercholesterolemia is also known as High cholesterol. Hypercholesterolemia is the condition of having a high cholesterol level in the blood.


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What are the symptoms of hypercholesterolemia?

What are the symptoms of hypercholesterolemia?

Generally none : Except in extreme cases when you can get an inflammed pancreas or liver, or skin fat globules, there are usually no symptoms until you have a stroke or heart attack. That is why we check your cholesterol if you are at risk. A good resource for general prevention information is my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Hypercholesterolemia (Overview)

Hypercholesterolemia is also known as High cholesterol. Hypercholesterolemia is the condition of having a high cholesterol level in the blood.


Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Does anyone know how familial hypercholesterolemia is diagnosed?

Does  anyone know how familial hypercholesterolemia is diagnosed?

Lipid testing: A simple blood test will help your doctor determine whether you have a genetic disorder that makes it difficult for your body to maintain normal levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. ...Read more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

High cholesterol; what you need to avoid is this; too many sugars! ...See more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Checklist)

Take your meds as prescribed
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Avoid or limit all meat except fish that swim (i.e. limit shellfish).
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No red meats and limited poultry
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Reduce fatty, fried, sugary foods
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Dr. David Fein
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How do I know if I have hypercholesterolemia without a blood test? Are there any symptoms to watch for?

How do I know if I have hypercholesterolemia without a blood test?  Are there any symptoms to watch for?

Cholesterol "stye": Very rarely do signs or symptoms give you a hint that you have high cholesterol. One sign: some eyelid styes are caused by high cholesterol. Best bet -- donate blood at your local donation center and get a free cholesterol screen. ...Read more

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Dr. Govind Sharma
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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

What factors contribute to my high cholesterol? More than 70 different things need to be considered. ...See more

Dr. Bradley Radwaner
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Do doctors know what causes familial hypercholesterolemia?

Yes: Ldl liver receptors normally grab onto the cholesterol in the blood stream, dump the cholesterol into the bile and thus lower the blood cholesterol level..In familial hypercholesterolemia there is a much lower number of these receptors so the blood cholesterol level is very high allowing the cholesterol to be deposited in blood vessels causing the deposits leading to heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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What dot ventricular hypertrophy, and familial hypercholesterolemia mean?

Two separate : Entities. Ventricular hypertrophy and hypercholesterolemia are usually not related. Hyper-cholestrolemia causes heart disease and ventricular hypertrophy may end up in heart failure. Please be more specific in your question. ...Read more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Tip)

Managing High Cholesterol

Find and fix factors contributing to high cholesterol (thyroid, blood sugar, kidney disease, etc.). ...See more

High Cholesterol (Definition)

Cholesterol, a fat made by all our cells, has never been the correct issue but was promoted because (as a fat within all lipoprotein particles) it was cheaper to measure & if very high (esp. Fasting) tended to correlate with high LDL particle concentrations. In the later 1970's lipoprotein measurements cost $5, 000/sample. The NMR particle test, <$100, brought the LDL costs way ...Read more


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