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Overview

Hypercholesterolemia is a condition where the blood contains excessive levels of cholesterol with elevated levels of lipoproteins. Considered as one of the most severe health issues in the human body, such an affliction is both undesirable and may also cause a plethora of disease in our body. Therefore, it is essential that a General physician treats such problems as early as possible.

Hypercholesterolemia Symptoms

Generally experienced due to age in later part of the life, hypercholesterolemia is considered harmful for the heart and may cause damage to vital organs in the body. The hypercholesterolemia symptoms experienced by a patient are as follows:

  • Chest pain
  • Bumps and rashes on the skin
  • Xanthomas
  • Deposits of cholesterol building up under the eyes or around the eyelids
  • Obesity

Causes of Hypercholesterolemia

Hypercholesterolemia causes may range from a variety of genetical factors to a combination of unhealthy food habits. The main factors that increase the risks of such a disease are as follows:

  • Genetic heredity
  • High-fat food consumption
  • Mutated LDL receptor gene
  • Mutated Autosomal recessive gene
  • Alcohol use

Hypercholesterolemia and Coronary Heart Disease

Cholesterol is a condition where high blood content of lipids is characterized by the patient due to a plethora of reasons such as old age, junk food habits, genetical defects, and many such other reflections. Hypercholesterolemia generally results in the blockage of coronary arteries resulting in heart attacks requiring the expertise of a General physician in such cases.

Diagnosing Hypercholesterolemia

Hypercholesterolemia specialist mainly used blood testing as the primary method to diagnose the problem and recommend a cure. However, an angiogram may also be used to determine the condition of the heart in case of prolonged exposure to high blood cholesterol.

HypercholesterolemiaTreatment

Hypercholesterolemia treatment can vary from one person to another based on the condition the patient may be in. Often Lifestyle changes are recommended by the doctors with an improved diet habit. Medications may involve the use of statins, nicotinic acid, and cholestyramine.

You can now find the best hypercholesterolemia doctors near you today and avoid severe heart conditions and other diseases from our list of doctors.

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Dr. Arun Noah

MBBS, MPH

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42+ years exp

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RxDx Healthcare

Bangalore

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Dr. Faiyaz Ali

MD - General Medicine, MRCP

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38+ years exp

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Royal Bangalore Hospital

Bangalore

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Dr. Belliappa CMA

MD - Aerospace Medicine, DIH, PGDHA, MBA Hospital Administration

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28+ years exp

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Century Hospital

Hyderabad

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Dr. P Gautam

MD (Internal Medicine), USA & MD (General Medicine)

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25+ years exp

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KIMS Hospital

Hyderabad

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Dr. Chhavi Goyal Mehra

MD- Internal Medicine, PGP- Diabetology

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22+ years exp

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Telerad RxDx Healthcare

Bangalore

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Dr. Sunil Keshu

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Administration (PGDHA), HSE

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22+ years exp

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RxDx Healthcare

Bangalore

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