Terms of Service
A finding based on laboratory test results that indicate higher than normal levels of cholesterol in a blood specimen.
Symptoms of High Cholesterol
The following features are indicative of High Cholesterol:
peripheral artery disease
impairment of balance
weakness or numbness
It is possible that High Cholesterol shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
Get TabletWise Pro
Thousands of Classes to Help You Become a Better You.
Get Started Now
Common Causes of High Cholesterol
The following are the most common causes of High Cholesterol:
Risk Factors for High Cholesterol
The following factors may increase the likelihood of High Cholesterol:
mutations in the autosomal dominant APOB gene
Prevention of High Cholesterol
Yes, it may be possible to prevent High Cholesterol. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
limiting alcohol consumption
increasing physical activity
maintaining a healthy weight
Occurrence of High Cholesterol
Number of Cases
The following are the number of High Cholesterol cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
High Cholesterol most commonly occurs in the following age group:
Aged between 20-50 years
High Cholesterol can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of High Cholesterol
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect High Cholesterol:
Blood test: To check LDL, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides level in the blood
Thyroid function: To diagnose function of underactive thyroid gland
Doctor for Diagnosis of High Cholesterol
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of High Cholesterol:
Complications of High Cholesterol if untreated
Yes, High Cholesterol causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if High Cholesterol is left untreated:
Medicines for High Cholesterol
Below is the list of medicines used for High Cholesterol:
Self-care for High Cholesterol
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of High Cholesterol:
Don't smoke: Reduce the risk of heart disease
Regular exercise: Help improve cholesterol levels
Avoid alcohol consumption: Limiting alcohol consumption may reduce the risk of heart disease
Diet: Eating a low fats diet help to decrease total cholesterol
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of High Cholesterol
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of High Cholesterol:
Cholesterol-lowering supplements: Oat bran, beta-sitosterol and sitostanol help to reduce cholesterol level
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for
Continue with Email
Already a member?
By registering for a TabletWise account, you agree to our
Terms of Service
Share with friends, get 20% off
Invite your friends to TabletWise learning marketplace. For each purchase they make, you get 20% off (upto $10) on your next purchase.
Share with Google Contacts