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Hypercholesterolemia is a medical condition which is characterized by high cholesterol levels in blood. This condition is also referred to as dyslipidemia. Hypercholesterolemia may be caused by fatty diet, inherited or obesity. Symptoms of Hypercholesterolemia are:
• Fatty skin deposits
• Cholesterol deposits on eyelids
• Chest pain
• Sores that do not heal
• Sudden stroke symptoms like speaking trouble and drooping on one side of face
HOW IS HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA DIAGNOSED?
General physician may evaluate your symptoms and evaluate your family history while diagnosing Hypercholesterolemia. Diagnostic tests include blood tests for detecting total cholesterol and triglyceride levels, fibroblast tests and genetic tests.
HOW IS HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA TREATED?
The first step is to change the diet. Most of the time, the doctor will recommend it for several months before prescribing medicines. Diet changes include lowering the amount of fat you eat so that it is less than 30% of the total calories. Statin drugs are commonly used and are very effective. These drugs help lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. People with a severe form of the disorder may need a treatment called apheresis. Blood or plasma is removed from the body. Special filters remove the extra LDL cholesterol, and the blood plasma is then returned to the body.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hypercholesterolemia can cause heart attack at an early age.