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Hypercholesterolemia: Introduction

Hypercholesterolemia: is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. See detailed information below for a list of 27 causes of Hypercholesterolemia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hypercholesterolemia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hypercholesterolemia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Hypercholesterolemia

Home Diagnostic Testing and Hypercholesterolemia

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Hypercholesterolemia: Symptom Checker

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Hypercholesterolemia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Hypercholesterolemia may include:

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Hypercholesterolemia: Animations


Medications or substances causing Hypercholesterolemia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Hypercholesterolemia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Hypercholesterolemia: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hypercholesterolemia may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hypercholesterolemia

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Hypercholesterolemia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Hypercholesterolemia

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Hypercholesterolemia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hypercholesterolemia

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Hypercholesterolemia: Related Rare Diseases

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Hypercholesterolemia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Hypercholesterolemia

Cholesterol is a fatty substance produced by the liver to help meet the body’s need for hormones and bile... (Source: excerpt from High Blood Cholesterol: NWHIC)

Definitions of Hypercholesterolemia:

The presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Abnormally high levels of cholesterol in the blood.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Hypercholesterolemia

The list below shows some of the causes of Hypercholesterolemia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hypercholesterolemia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hypercholesterolemia. Of the 27 causes of Hypercholesterolemia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 26 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hypercholesterolemia:

The following list of conditions have 'Hypercholesterolemia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Hypercholesterolemia:

The following list of medical conditions have Hypercholesterolemia or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Hypercholesterolemia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hypercholesterolemia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Hypercholesterolemia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hypercholesterolemia:

    Cholesterol and lipids (40 causes), Blood lipid symptoms (64 causes), Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hypercholesterolemia:

    Idiopathic, Nephrotic syndrome, Obstructive liver disease, Anorexia nervosa, Cushing's syndrome (28 causes), Familial, Medications, Hypothyroidism (106 causes), Chronic renal insufficiency

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