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High blood cholesterol is also referred to as hypercholesterolemia and is one of the major contributing factors to coronary heart disease. High blood cholesterol is characterized by the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood and is caused due to the genetic nature of a person and the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol present in the food consumed by a person. The human body is al View more...
Causes
Various medications and disease conditions could sometimes cause hypercholesterolemia; however, in most cases a high-fat diet and genetically inherited risk factors could be the main causes for hypercholesterolemia. Physicians would initially rule out an inactive thyroid, renal, and/or hepatic disease since these could also contribute to high levels of blood cholesterol.
Genetic causes include a View more...
Prevention
By decreasing the amount of saturated fat and cholesterol in the diet is one of the best forms of preventing hypercholesterolemia. Foods that contain less saturated fat include fat-free or 1 percent dairy products; lean meat; fish; whole grain breads; and fresh fruits and vegetables. Food containing high cholesterol or saturated fat should be limited or avoided completely and these include liver a View more...
Common Symptoms
While there could be absolutely no symptoms with regards to the presence of high cholesterol in the blood stream, it is discovered during routine screening tests and examinations. It is however, more common among people with a family history of high cholesterol. Of course, diet and lack of physical activity and stress contribute to hypercholesterolemia; therefore it is recommended that people who View more...
Rare Symptoms
Deposits of excess cholesterol that collect in the skin or eye tissue.
Traditional Treatment
Pharmacological treatment includes lifestyle changes and dietary changes along with administering medications. Medications include bile acid sequestrants like cholestyramine (Questran), colestipol (Colestid), and colesevelam (Welchol); fibric acids include medications like gemfibrozil (Lopid), fenofibrate (Tricor), and clofibrate (Atromid-S); niacin is basically vitamin B and is now available in c View more...
Alternative Treatment
Herbal remedies include: artichoke leaf extract (Cynara scolymnus); Bugleweed; Goldenseal; Hawthorn; Policosanol; Ginger and garlic supplements. Nutritional supplements include: Vitamin B complex; calcium; coenzyme Q10; garlic; lecithin; vitamin C; and vitamin E. Homeopathic remedies for hypercholesterolemia include Adon; Fuc; Chol; Crat; Fel; Phos; and Esculentine.
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