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How do you treat hypercholesterolemia?

How do you treat hypercholesterolemia?

Diet, exercise, meds: Proper diet (low in saturated and trans fats, high in fiber), regular exercise (cardiovascular preferably), weight loss (if overweight) are good places to start. Should this not work, then we can add medications, niacin, fish oil or flax supplementation. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Familial hypercholesterolemia, what is this?

Familial hypercholesterolemia, what is this?

High: It's high cholesterol that runs in the family. It'susually due to a missing enzyme and the cholesterols can be very high but it's variable depending on the exact type that you have. ...Read more

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How are diffusion and hypercholesterolemia related?

How are diffusion and hypercholesterolemia related?

Not related: Consult this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/basics/definition/CON-20020865 ...Read more

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What can you do to address familial hypercholesterolemia?

What can you do to address familial hypercholesterolemia?

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 more

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How do I find out if I have familial hypercholesterolemia?

How do I find out if I have familial hypercholesterolemia?

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 more

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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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I need help! How do I know if I have familial hypercholesterolemia?

Blood work: Blood work will give you a pretty good clue because familial hypercholesterolemia is usually pretty bad - but an even better way is to ask your relatives! ...Read more

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Are there any common complications of familial hypercholesterolemia?

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 more

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What's the difference between hyperlipidemia and hypercholesterolemia?

What's the difference between hyperlipidemia and hypercholesterolemia?

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more


Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

Hypercholesterolemia is the condition of having a high cholesterol ...Read more