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↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally Hi-Fat & Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles & carbohydrate foods ↑LDL ↓HDL ...Read more
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
Blood sample: A simple blood sample will clarify.Get a more detailed answer ›
↑ed BloodCholesterol: ?ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ?es measured LDL particles while ?Chol foods ?LDL; driving artery disease. Study/Learn Issues ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not related: Consult this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/basics/definition/CON-20020865 ...Read more
See a Lipidologist: Familial hypercholesterolemia (fh) is a genetic disorder causing decreased clearance of LDL from blood. Most patients get a defective gene from on parent causing heterozygous fh (about 1 in 500 children). Rarely, genes from both parents are defective giving homozygous fh (1 in 1, 000, 000). Lipidologists specialize in managing fh patients. Check http://www.Learnyourlipids.Com to find a lipidologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tests: You should the discuss the matter with your doctor as it may require performing multiple tests, in succession on you and your family members. The first one would be to have blood lipids tested in fasting state and depending on those results, other tests and tests on family members may be needed. Confirmation of the diagnosis may require molecular testing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES: Familial hypercholesterolemia can be very potentially serious. A full evaluation of what you lipid profile, family history, longevity of family members, diseases in the fh are all important for your future health and will guide you as to what lifestyle changes you must make it quality of life and longevity. Get ye to a good primary care internist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Type of lipids: Hypercholesterolemia refers to high blood cholesterol. Hyperlipidemia refers to abnormal levels of cholesterol or triglyceride. While the two overlap, they are distinctly different. Classically, there are 6 different types of hyperlipidemia (types i, iia, iib, iii, iv, v) depending on the specific lipoprotein abnormality present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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May be: essentially it means in your lipid profile it's the Cholesterol or LDL is elevated. It may be genetic or due to lifestyle, either way it needs to be treated, and best that works are the Statins( Lipitor, (atorvastatin) creator, simvastatin). Also diet and excercise. Important to bring to below normal since it increases your risk of Heart disease or Coronary diseases. ...Read more
Genotype: Rarely is there a single genotype, usually multiple variants exist. Read this for an idea: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10638211 ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Screen lipid panel: Hi Familial hypercholesterolemia is a defect in the LDL receptor gene. You have 2 copies of the gene: 1 from your mom & 1 from your dad. If you have 1 good copy and 1 mutant copy, you're heterozygous and have elevated LDL and premature atherosclerosis. If you have 2 bad copies, you're homozygous recessive, and have very aggressive atherosclerosis at a young age. There is gene testing. ...Read more
Yolk: The yolk is loaded with cholesterol. One egg has 186 mg of cholesterol and that's 86% of your daily recommended cholesterol in-take. So, you can eat 1 egg a day and little else that contains cholesterol. It's up to you. ...Read more
Diet or weight: A diet high in saturated or trans fat often contributes to high cholesterol and shifting from saturated and trans fats like butter, lard and solid margarine to unsaturated fats like olive oil or canola oil can often help bring down the cholesterol level. Losing weight if you're overweight can also help. ...Read more
How do I know if I have hypercholesterolemia without a blood test? Are there any symptoms to watch for?
How can I control my cholesterol level other than exercise and take drugs if I have hypercholesterolemia?
Can you tell me if the disorder, hypercholesterolemia, a recessive, dominant, coodominant, sex-linked, or chromosomal disorder?
No: This is simplistic and if your were asked this question by a teacher, you need to straighten things out. Type ii hypercholesterolemia caused by defective LDL receptors is a semi-dominant with one dose being bad and two being much worse. Other forms have other inheritance, but most high cholesterol is polygenic (several loci) with an environmental and lifestyle influence as well. ...Read more
Does hypercholesterolemia appear earlier in women than men? Is estrogen related in anyway? Does menopause also have to do with this?
None: none to me, may give more info. ...Read more
Depends: The only lipid lowering drug that is pregnancy category b is welchol, (colesevelam) a bile acid sequestrant. All the others are either category c or x ( statins), and should not be used in those pregnant or trying to get pregnant during the first trimester. In rare cases, fibrates can be used in the latter stages to control high tg's . Sometimes for bad fh we use apheresis. See lipid specialist. www.lipid.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LDL receptor: A properly functioning receptor for low density lipoprotein is one of the many proteins needed to maintain a normal level of cholesterol. A mutant LDL receptor may interfere with removal of LDL and result in hypercholesterolemia. This is just one example of a mutated protein causing alteration in cholesterol levels. ...Read more
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