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How can I control my cholesterol level other than exercise and take drugs if I have hypercholesterolemia?

How can I control my cholesterol level other than exercise and take drugs if I have hypercholesterolemia?

You don't: Diet is most often not successful. I cannot emphasize enough the long term value of statins in preventing coronary heart disease. You are playing with your life if you rely on alternative therapies. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑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 ...Read more


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Is hypercholesterolemia permanent?

Is hypercholesterolemia permanent?

No.: It can be treated with dietary modification and medications. ...Read more

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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

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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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How to compute the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia?

Prevalence: You need a definition of hypercholesterolemia, you need a good estimate of how frequently that finding appears in a representative sample of the full population and then to calculate the per cent of the population in which that hypercholesterolemia appears ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hypercholesterolemia?

What is the definition or description of: Hypercholesterolemia?

↑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 more

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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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How many people have familial hypercholesterolemia, say out of 1000 people?

1 in 500: 1 in 500 will have familial hypercholesterolemia. If you think you have this disorder, please see a lipid specialist and get your family checked for high cholesterol. Contact me if you need a lipid specialist in the dallas area. ...Read more

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Hypercholesterolemia running in a family would start at what age in the kids?

Hypercholesterolemia running in a family would start at what age in the kids?

Very early: Changes in blood vessles is a life long event and familial cholesterolemia can make this worse right from the start. Everyone in your family should know their cholesterol and be very aware of healthy eating habits. ...Read more

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What is pure hypercholerosterolemia? Is it the same as familial hypercholesterolemia?

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

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What is the genotype for hypercholesterolemia familial? What are characteristic phenotypes?

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

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What are the specific treatments for hypercholesterolemia?

Various: Dietary modification and exercise will help all types of elevated cholesterol. Specific medication therapy will be based on which of your lipid panel elements are elevated. ...Read more

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What treatment should someone take for hypercholesterolemia?

Cholesterol: There are a bunch of non pharmicological treatment including diet and exercise. Red yeast rice is also helpful to lower LDL. Medications include statin drugs Niacin and a group called fib rates. ...Read more

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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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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a risk of familial hypercholesterolemia?

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

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I'm wondering are eggs bad for a person who has familial hypercholesterolemia?

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

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Treatment of hypercholesterolemia in young adults? Can they get by w/o medications?

Treatment of hypercholesterolemia in young adults? Can they get by w/o medications?

Yes, maybe: It depends on the type of cholesterol that is elevated and how high the elevation is. Usually diet and exercise have a significant effect on cholesterol without medication. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent my children from inheriting familial hypercholesterolemia?

Is there a way to prevent my children from inheriting familial hypercholesterolemia?

Prevention: You can't prevent the inheritance of hypercholesterolemia because it is genaticicallty determined but your children can be treated with statins to control their cholesterol level. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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High Cholesterol (Definition)

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