Hypercholesterolemia

What is Hypercholesterolemia?

Hypercholesterolemia is a condition characterized by very high levels of cholesterol in the blood. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is produced in the body and obtained from foods that come from animals (particularly egg yolks, meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products). Too much cholesterol, however, increases a person's risk of developing heart disease.

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Hi i am 17 and have been fighting with my mom a lot latly, yelling, scream stuff like that. And after i have calmed down my chest start to hurt and i am breathing heavily. I am 90LBS. My dad s side of the family has bad a history of high cholesterol. So what do you think? Can i have a heart attach?

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Hi I am 31 years old, and I am about two weeks late on my period. I have been felling for the last three days nausea and have been tired. I have a this weird like burning sensation on my left side of my pelvis . I feel it mostly at bedtime. I have took a test and came out negative. I recently had physical and everything came out normal except I was low on my iron and have high cholesterol can that be the reason i missed my period?

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Hi,
Thanks for query,
You have a delayed period due to hormonal imbalance.This occurs due to tension ,Anxiety,Late hours of working,Shift duty or any pathology of ovary.
Your symptoms of nausea & tiredness may be due to your delayed period.
Your low iron level also needs treatment as this is also...

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I am a 41 y.o. female with a strong family history of HTN and Hypercholesterolemia, recently my blood pressure has ranged from 130s to 160 systolic and 88-98 diastolic. I am taking Wellbutrin XL for depression and am not sure of drug interactions. What would be the best entry level antihypertensive medication to start with and why? I have an appointment with a doctor in a couple of weeks and I am trying to research medications but am having a hard time finding suggestions.

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Dear Madam
Thanks for writing to us.
There are 4 major class of antihypertensives. These include diuretics, calcium channel blockers, Angiotensin receptors blockers & angiotensin inhibitors. The preference depends upon compelling factors, patient's profile and physicians preference.
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My mom is 50 years old and she had a surgery of hysterectomy four months back but she has not yet recovered.Along With this she has a problem of gall bladder stone and Hypothyroidism. I have taken her to many doctors but she is not feeling better specially about the recovery of hysterectomy. Could anyone please suggest what might be the reasons for delay in recovery of surgery. And could you suggest some medicine for the same. Recently her blood sample has been taken for different type of tests. Reports has been attached with it.

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

I have gone through all the reports attached by you. Your mother has raised liver enzymes- GGT and alkaline phosphatase with subclinical hypothyroidism- may be controlled with medicines. Along with these, she has hypercholesterolemia.

All these conditions do...

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last week i had a Doc appointment and today i got a phone call and the doc told me i had High Cholesterol! What can Happen to? What causes it? What can i do to lower it? Tell me the facts! Im scared really bad right now =(

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What are the risks with high cholesterol ?

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My husband has high cholesterol and high triglyerides. What is the best way to help lower them? Give me specifics please. Like what foods should he eat and avoid?

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What are some homeopathic remedy for high cholesterol ? any websites you can suggest for more information ?

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My 15 yr old so keeps complaining of feelling lightheaded or dizzy sometimes he has surge of pain with it in his head or a nagging mild headache . He is generally healthy, plays football and wrestling, eats good variety of foods, and drinks atleast a gallon of H2O during sports season. He had blood work 6-12mo to test for DM and High Cholesterol all came back good. I checked his Bp and it runs 102/62 on average his eyes were checked year ago and he wears contacts any ideas on what is causing this?

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Welcome to HCM!
I have gone through your question carefully and from my clinical experience I can say that you should take your son to a neurologist at least once and get him investigated.
Had I been treating your son, I would go for an MRI brain and may be an EEG . this will help in making the...

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I have high cholesterol, does anyone have some helpful advice ?

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Recent questions on  Hypercholesterolemia

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Was on Simvastatin (high cholesterol) and read in AARP that it is a statin and causes symptoms that I have had since taking it and they are increasing…dizziness, loss of short term memory, vision issues . What other meds can I take for high cholesterol that do NOT cause these side effects. Stopped taking Simvastatin on my own and the doctor reluctantly agreed with the AARP article and told me to take Garlic and Flaxseed oil…but with no recommendations of dosages. What is your professional opinion…can you advise? PLEASE CANCEL…DID NOT KNOW THERE WOULD BE A CHARGE. THANKS ANYWAY...

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I am a 71 year old energetic 5 days a week college teacher that has problems staying asleep. I take 2 x 150mg.Pradaxa and 120mg. diltiazem for atrial fib and 10 mg. atorvastatin for high cholesterol. Would it be okay to take 15mg. of temazepam that has been prescribed just once in a while. It feels like I have not had a good night s sleep for a few weeks.

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yes, Dr i am suffering from my ankle heel pain n my big toe problem looking for right treatments, also check my blood i got high cholesterol, its very pain my leg n hand, what should i do..and i have still cholesterol medicine just like to know i can take that medicine or not. any suggest,

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I am 65 yrs. of age and both my cholesterol and triglycerides are elevated. Total cholesterol is 257. Triglycerides are 158. HDL cholesterol is 55. The dr. threw a sample of Crestor to me and gave me a prescription as well. I threw the Crestor in the trash. Started taking Cholestoff *Complete* which is for both dietary and genetic high cholesterol (made from plants) and am suppose to take two twice daily before meals. Also am eating 3/4 cup of Quaker Oat Meal w/ cinnamon sprinkled heavily over it each day and am on a low fat diet. Have been told that niacin also helps bring down cholesterol and am wondering if you would recommend taking it. I also take fish oil daily. Am interested in natural products for lowering it. Haven t been exercising appropriately and need to do that. Both of my parents had normal cholesterol levels but my grandmother passed due to a stroke. What is your recommendation and am I on the correct path? I am totally against statins due to their many side effects. I take medication for thyroid which is Synthroid and have no other major medical problems. Thank you very much

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I have severe headaches on almost a daily basis. An MRI revealed findings: chronic vessel ischemic changes; mild global volume loss and paranasal sinuses and mastoid air cells appear pneumatized. Question: Does first two items indicate future...

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my husband who is 45 recently began having difficulty keeping an erection. He said the feeling is there but he can't and it is very frustrating to him. I have noticed that the odor in his semen has changed. It leaves a fishy odor.

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My wife is taking xeralto, and has hypertension leyden 5 deficiency, hypercholesterolemia ,high triglycerides, Previous bilat PE, following dvt. Any benefit or contraindication to fish oil tabs? YYYY@YYYY

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