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What are the effects of having high cholesterol?

What are the effects of having high cholesterol?

Depends on Particles: Cholesterol is transported in the blood inside lipoprotein particles. After entry into the artery wall low density lipoprotein (ldl) particles directly promote atherosclerosis ("hardening of the arteries") and increase risk for heart attack and stroke. High density lipoprotein (HDL) particles work in several ways to decrease atherosclerosis. Ldl and HDL levels are needed to answer your question. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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What are the effects and symptoms of high cholesterol levels?

What are the effects and symptoms of high cholesterol levels?

Atherosclerosis and: Asympotmatic. High cholesterol, by itself, does not produce any symptoms. It is a risk factor for atherosclerosis of blood vessels that can cause many diseases, e.g., heart attack, stroke, gangrene, kidney failure etc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of high cholesterol medications?

What are the side effects of high cholesterol medications?

Depends upon med...: Statins are the most commonly prescribed cholesterol lowering medication. One well know side effect is muscle aches. There used to be greater concern for liver issues but the fda recently announced that regular monitoring was no longer required. On the other hand, the fda also acknowledged that there was evidence linking statins to increase blood sugars as well as memory concerns. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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The side effects of simvastatin for high cholesterol are what?

The side effects of simvastatin for high cholesterol are what?

Side effects: The commonest side effects are muscle pain and damage. Rarely rhabdomyolysis, lysis if muscle cells may occur and is a serious issue. Other side effects include liver damage. Gastro-intestinal disorders like constipation, diarrhea, skin rashes, precipitation of diabetes mellitus and neurologic problems like memory loss. ...Read more

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Has anyone taking crestor (rosuvastatin) for high cholesterol had any side effects?

Muscle aches, etc.: This is a statin drug, and like other statins, has the danger of causing rhabdomyolysis, or muscle breakdown, a severe side effect. This may be manifested by muscle aches/problems. This drug also increases he risk of diabetes, and can also be toxic to the kidneys. In fact, muscle aches/pain is a reason patients might be taken off this drug. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some effects of high blood pressure medications, and high cholesterol medications?

Could you tell me what are some effects of high blood pressure medications, and high cholesterol medications?

Many: This question is complicated. There are so many medications for these two diseases. Each medication has its own side effect profile. Please specify which medication. ...Read more

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Just wondering what the synergistic effects would be from taking drugs for the following reasons: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. ?

Just wondering what the synergistic effects would be from taking drugs for the following reasons: high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. ?

Improved Health: Taking mediciations to control your diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol can help to lower your risk for cardiovascular events such as heart attacks. In combination, they may also help to lower inflammation. Regular exercise is also a top "medicine" to help with all 3 of those issues. ...Read more

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What is a high cholesterol?

What is a high cholesterol?

High cholesterol: High cholesterol usually refers to the amount of cholesterol found in a persons blood, and can be measured by laboratory tests. When cholesterol measurement is above the normal range for that individual then it is generally called high cholesterol. Interpretation of the meaning of high levels in the blood requires a physician consultation and other testing to determine any health risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

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