Re: pure hypercholesterolemia
Hi Micajah and welcome to the board.
Pure hypercholesterolemia is an inherited disorder that causes very high cholesterol levels from birth and is a very serious condition.
Having this inherited disorder greatly increases the chances of heart attack at a young age and has to be treated with a very strict diet and medication, normally statins, from early childhood.
Yes, there is contradiction as LDL is usually 'sky' high and the chances of the LDL oxidizing is greatly increased with this condition.
"lab tests showed very high "good" lipids and very low "bad"."
If this is correct, without prior medication, then you have never had pure hypercholesterolemia.
Last edited by yackedar; 10-08-2011 at 09:04 AM.