It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



High Cholesterol Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-06-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Newport News, VA UA
Posts: 3
micajah HB User
Question pure hypercholesterolemia

have been diagnosed as having pure hypercholesterolemia. Yet at checkup, all my physician told me that I was very fortunate in my genes, since lab tests showed very high "good" lipids and very low "bad". Is there a contradiction here?

 
Old 10-08-2011, 12:28 AM   #2
Senior Member
(male)
 
Frank Furter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Rocky Mountains - USA
Posts: 221
Frank Furter HB UserFrank Furter HB UserFrank Furter HB UserFrank Furter HB UserFrank Furter HB UserFrank Furter HB User
Re: pure hypercholesterolemia

Well, I don't know what you mean by "pure" hypercholesterolemia.

There is no contradiction there. The "good" cholesterol is called HDL.
The "bad" cholesterol is called LDL. You want your good cholesterol number to be high and your bad cholesterol number to be low --- which it sounds like you have. The good cholesterol removes the bad cholesterol from your bloodstream. Most people with high cholesterol have high levels of the bad and not so high levels of the good. Since you have high levels of the good and low levels of the bad your risk of heart disease is very low despite your high level of total cholesterol. That is why he told you you have "good genes".

Does that make sense???

Last edited by Frank Furter; 10-08-2011 at 12:32 AM.

 
The following user gives a hug of support to Frank Furter:
micajah (10-08-2011)
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 10-08-2011, 07:47 AM   #3
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: England-Wales Border
Posts: 256
yackedar HB Useryackedar HB Useryackedar HB Useryackedar HB Useryackedar HB Useryackedar HB User
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.

Yack.

Last edited by yackedar; 10-08-2011 at 08:04 AM.

 
The following user gives a hug of support to yackedar:
micajah (10-08-2011)
Old 10-08-2011, 08:48 AM   #4
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Newport News, VA UA
Posts: 3
micajah HB User
Re: pure hypercholesterolemia

Thanks, I feel better. It's my physician's definition; she put the "pure" designation on my diagnosis report.

 
Old 10-08-2011, 08:56 AM   #5
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Newport News, VA UA
Posts: 3
micajah HB User
Re: pure hypercholesterolemia

Thank you. I am 84 years old and have had annual checkups for many, many years and have never been told I have a chloesteral problem, only that my numbers were good and my triglicerides (sp?) "golden". So why my physician noted "pure cholesterolemia" on her most recent diagnostic report, I have no idea. Clearly I do not have it, and I wilo give her a call immediately. Thanks!

 
Old 10-08-2011, 09:13 AM   #6
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: England-Wales Border
Posts: 256
yackedar HB Useryackedar HB Useryackedar HB Useryackedar HB Useryackedar HB Useryackedar HB User
Re: pure hypercholesterolemia

No problem at all Micajah.

At 84 you just do not need worrying false information....especially from your doctor.

Yack.

Last edited by yackedar; 10-08-2011 at 09:13 AM.

 
The following user gives a hug of support to yackedar:
micajah (10-08-2011)
The Following User Says Thank You to yackedar For This Useful Post:
micajah (10-08-2011)
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Hypercholesterolemia, Familial ty123 High Cholesterol 30 10-19-2004 04:30 PM
FH: Familial Hypercholesterolemia ty123 High Cholesterol 24 10-12-2004 07:47 PM
Familial HyperCholesterolemia Janna High Cholesterol 2 11-18-2002 01:28 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Aspirin
Crestor
Lipitor
Niaspan
Pravachol
  Simvastatin Tricor
Vytorin
Zetia
Zocor




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



JJ (25), yackedar (23), jenj770 (13), ARIZONA73 (10), rudiraven (10), Titchou (5), phil58 (4), AussieBloke (4), ladybud (4), captjane (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1139), MSJayhawk (942), Apollo123 (859), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (773), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:40 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!