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BLOOD CHOLESTEROL INCREASED Symptoms and Causes

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all the cells in your body. Your liver makes cholesterol, and it is also in some foods, such as meat and dairy products. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much cholesterol in your blood, you have a higher risk of coronary artery disease.

How do you measure cholesterol levels?

A blood test called a lipoprotein panel can measure your cholesterol levels. Before the test, you'll need to fast (not eat or drink anything but water) for 9 to 12 hours. The test gives information about your

  • Total cholesterol - a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood. It includes the two types - low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.
  • LDL (bad) cholesterol - the main source of cholesterol buildup and blockage in the arteries
  • HDL (good) cholesterol - HDL helps remove cholesterol from your arteries
  • Non-HDL - this number is your total cholesterol minus your HDL. Your non-HDL includes LDL and other types of cholesterol such as VLDL (very-low-density lipoprotein).
  • Triglycerides - another form of fat in your blood that can raise your risk for heart disease, especially in women
What do my cholesterol numbers mean?

Cholesterol numbers are measured in milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). Here are the healthy levels of cholesterol, based on your age and gender:

Anyone age 19 or younger:

Type of CholesterolHealthy LevelTotal CholesterolLess than 170mg/dLNon-HDLLess than 120mg/dLLDLLess than 100mg/dLHDLMore than 45mg/dL

Men age 20 or older:

Type of CholesterolHealthy LevelTotal Cholesterol125 to 200mg/dLNon-HDLLess than 130mg/dLLDLLess than 100mg/dLHDL40mg/dL or higher

Women age 20 or older:

Type of CholesterolHealthy LevelTotal Cholesterol125 to 200mg/dLNon-HDLLess than 130mg/dLLDLLess than 100mg/dLHDL50mg/dL or higher

Triglycerides are not a type of cholesterol, but they are part of a lipoprotein panel (the test that measures cholesterol levels). A normal triglyceride level is below 150 mg/dL. You might need treatment if you have triglyceride levels that are borderline high (150-199 mg/dL) or high (200 mg/dL or more).

How often should I get a cholesterol test?

When and how often you should get a cholesterol test depends on your age, risk factors, and family history. The general recommendations are:

For people who are age 19 or younger:

  • The first test should be between ages 9 to 11
  • Children should have the test again every 5 years
  • Some children may have this test starting at age 2 if there is a family history of high blood cholesterol, heart attack, or stroke

For people who are age 20 or older:

  • Younger adults should have the test every 5 years
  • Men ages 45 to 65 and women ages 55 to 65 should have it every 1 to 2 years
What affects my cholesterol levels?

A variety of things can affect cholesterol levels. These are some things you can do to lower your cholesterol levels:

  • Diet. Saturated fat and cholesterol in the food you eat make your blood cholesterol level rise. Saturated fat is the main problem, but cholesterol in foods also matters. Reducing the amount of saturated fat in your diet helps lower your blood cholesterol level. Foods that have high levels of saturated fats include some meats, dairy products, chocolate, baked goods, and deep-fried and processed foods.
  • Weight. Being overweight is a risk factor for heart disease. It also tends to increase your cholesterol. Losing weight can help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. It also raises your HDL (good) cholesterol level.
  • Physical Activity. Not being physically active is a risk factor for heart disease. Regular physical activity can help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels. It also helps you lose weight. You should try to be physically active for 30 minutes on most, if not all, days.
  • Smoking.Cigarette smoking lowers your HDL (good) cholesterol. HDL helps to remove bad cholesterol from your arteries. So a lower HDL can contribute to a higher level of bad cholesterol.

Things outside of your control that can also affect cholesterol levels include:

  • Age and Gender. As women and men get older, their cholesterol levels rise. Before the age of menopause, women have lower total cholesterol levels than men of the same age. After the age of menopause, women's LDL (bad) cholesterol levels tend to rise.
  • Heredity. Your genes partly determine how much cholesterol your body makes. High blood cholesterol can run in families.
  • Race. Certain races may have an increased risk of high blood cholesterol. For example, African Americans typically have higher HDL and LDL cholesterol levels than whites.
How can I lower my cholesterol?

There are two main ways to lower your cholesterol:

  • Heart-healthy lifestyle changes, which include:
    • Heart-healthy eating. A heart-healthy eating plan limits the amount of saturated and trans fats that you eat. Examples include the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes diet and the DASH Eating Plan.
    • Weight Management. If you are overweight, losing weight can help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol.
    • Physical Activity. Everyone should get regular physical activity (30 minutes on most, if not all, days).
    • Managing stress. Research has shown that chronic stress can sometimes raise your LDL cholesterol and lower your HDL cholesterol.
    • Quitting smoking.Quitting smoking can raise your HDL cholesterol. Since HDL helps to remove LDL cholesterol from your arteries, having more HDL can help to lower your LDL cholesterol.
  • Drug Treatment. If lifestyle changes alone do not lower your cholesterol enough, you may also need to take medicines. There are several types of cholesterol medicines available, including statins. The medicines work in different ways and can have different side effects. Talk to your health care provider about which one is right for you. While you are taking medicines to lower your cholesterol, you should continue with the lifestyle changes.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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1 Not yet recruiting Pharmacokinetic Study Comparing Topical, Rectal, and Oral Quetiapine
Conditions: Dementia;   Delirium
Interventions: Drug: Quetiapine 25 mg gel applied topically;   Drug: Quetiapine 25 mg tablet by mouth;   Drug: Quetiapine 25 mg rectal suppository
Outcome Measures: Serum quetiapine levels after topical application (Visit 1);   Serum quetiapine levels after oral administration (Visit 2);   Serum quetiapine levels after rectal administration (Visit 3)
2 Unknown  A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Flexible Dose of Quetiapine Fumarate (Seroquel) Switching From Other Drugs in the Treatment of Acute Manic Patients With Bipolar Disorder
Condition: Bipolar Disorder
Intervention: Drug: quetiapine fumarate tablet (Seroquel)
Outcome Measures: The primary efficacy variable for this study is the YMRS total score change from baseline to Day 28 (LOCF).;   To evaluate the effectiveness of quetiapine fumarate;   To evaluate the relationship between the serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor and quetiapine fumarate;   To evaluate the safety and tolerability of quetiapine fumarate
3 Unknown  Effects of 'Seroquel-XR' on the Improvement of Neurocognitive Function in People At-risk Mental States(ARMS)
Conditions: Abnormal Mental State;   Schizophrenia
Intervention: Drug: Quetiapine(Seroquel-XR) 50~800mg a day
Outcome Measures: California Verbal Learning Test;   verbal & spatial 2-back test, Digit Span, 3-7 CPT, WCST, Rey-CFT, TMT A & B, COWAT, SOPS, PANSS, SAS, PAS, AIHQ, BIS
4 Unknown  Efficacy and Safety of Utapine vs. Seroquel in Patients With Bipolar Mania
Conditions: Bipolar, Mania;   Utapine;   Seroquel
Interventions: Drug: Utapine;   Drug: Seroquel
Outcome Measure:
5 Recruiting The Effect of Quetiapine XR in Depressive Patients Showing Aberrant N100 Amplitude Slope
Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
Interventions: Drug: SSRI monotherapy;   Drug: Seroquel XR adjunctive
Outcome Measures: Change from baseline in HDRS scale;   Change from baseline in CGI, BDI, and YMRS scales
6 Unknown  Pilot Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Quetiapine Fumarate Instant-Release (Seroquel IR) in Controlling Agitation and Aggressive Symptoms in the Acute Treatment of Patients With Schizophrenia
Condition: Acute Schizophrenia
Interventions: Drug: Quetiapine fumarate;   Drug: Haloperidol
Outcome Measures: The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of quetiapine fumarate in improving agitation and aggression symptoms for the schizophrenic patients;   The response rate of quetiapine in improving agitation and aggression symptoms - the efficacy of quetiapine - the safety and tolerability of quetiapine - differences between quetiapine and haloperidol
7 Unknown  Quetiapine Extended Release (XR) for the Management of Psychotic Aggression or Agitation in Adult Acute Psychiatry
Conditions: Schizophrenia;   Psychosis
Intervention: Drug: Quetiapine XR
Outcome Measures: The primary efficacy variable is the change in aggression between admission and day 8 of treatment with Quetiapine XR as measured by the OAS.;   Measuring psychotic symptomatology change from baseline in BPRS-Total Score in aggressive, psychotic patients managed with Quetiapine XR;   Measuring the incidence of adverse events (including Extrapyramidal symptoms) by the change from baseline in SAS and BAS and subjective reports;   Measuring the incidence of concomitant benzodiazepine and other permitted medication use
8 Unknown  Trial of Quetiapine in Anorexia Nervosa
Condition: Anorexia Nervosa
Intervention: Drug: Quetiapine
Outcome Measures: Primarily we will seek to show that Quetiapine is superior to placebo in terms of reducing core eating disorder symptoms on the Yale-Brown-Cornell Eating Disorder Scale (YBC-EDS) and the Eating Disorders Inventory-2.;   We seek to show that Quetiapine is superior to placebo in reducing anxiety, depression, obsessionality, or weight gain in patients with AN. We also will seek to show that Quetiapine is superior to placebo at reducing positive and negative symptoms.
9 Recruiting Quetiapine Pharmacotherapy for Cannabis Dependence
Condition: Cannabis Dependence
Interventions: Drug: Quetiapine;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Marijuana Use;   Marijuana Abstinence;   Urine toxicology;   Marijuana withdrawal symptoms;   Marijuana craving;   Sleep disturbance
10 Unknown  Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor as a Predictor of Response to Treatment in Bipolar Depression and Mania: 16-weeks Follow-up With Quetiapine XR
Condition: BIPOLAR DISORDER
Intervention: Drug: quetiapine
Outcome Measures: Efficacy of quetiapine as a treatment for acute mania and depression, and of as a manutence treatment.;   Assess the pharmacodynamics of quetiapine by neurotrophins in blood samples.
11 Recruiting Gao Bipolar Spectrum Lithium/Quetiapine Study
Condition: Bipolar Disorder
Interventions: Drug: Lithium;   Drug: Quetiapine
Outcome Measures: Time to study discontinuation;   Lithium vs. Quetiapine effects on general cardiovascular disease risk and role effects on general cardiovascular disease risk and role impairment
12 Not yet recruiting Safety and Tolerability of Quetiapine in Multiple Sclerosis
Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
Intervention: Drug: Extended-release quetiapine fumarate
Outcome Measures: Dose-limiting toxicity;   Adverse events
13 Recruiting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Seroquel
Condition: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Intervention: Drug: Seroquel
Outcome Measures: The primary outcome will be the change from baseline in PTSD symptomatology at the week 8 timepoint.;   The secondary outcome will be the change from baseline in PTSD symptomatology at the Week 8 timepoint.
14 Recruiting European Drug Utilization Study
Condition: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Patient age (mean and range);   Patient gender (%);   Diagnosis for which Seroquel XR was prescribed (% of Major Depressive Disorder- MDD);   Patients hospitalized for any psychiatric condition (n, %);   Daily dose of Seroquel XR (mode and range);   Patient referral pathway (%);   Participating psychiatrist practice setting (%);   Percent of patients experiencing psychotic symptoms at initiation of Seroquel XR (n, %)
15 Unknown  Effects of Seroquel XR on Sleep Architecture in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder
Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
Interventions: Drug: Quetiapine Fumarate Extended Release;   Other: healthy control
Outcome Measures: change from baseline Pittsburgh Quality Index total scores at 4 weeks;   change from baseline Pittsburgh Quality Index total scores at 2 weeks;   change from baseline Pittsburgh Quality Index total scores at 4 days;   change from baseline in sleep architecture measured using polysomnography at 4 weeks;   number of participants with adverse events
16 Recruiting Efficacy of Quetiapine for Pediatric Delirium
Condition: Delirium
Interventions: Drug: quetiapine;   Other: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Time to first resolution of delirium;   Total ICU days with delirium
17 Unknown  Heart Rate Changes in Schizophrenic and Bipolar Patients Under the Medication of Aripiprazole and Quetiapine
Conditions: Schizophrenia;   Bipolar
Intervention: Drug: Aripiprazole; Quetiapine
Outcome Measure:
18 Recruiting Trial Comparing Haloperidol, Quetiapine and Placebo in the Pharmacological Treatment of Delirium
Condition: Delirium
Interventions: Drug: Quetiapine;   Drug: Haloperidol;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Time to first resolution of delirium;   Days in delirium during the study;   Duration of delirium;   Severity of delirium (highest Nu-DESC score, mean episode Nu-DESC score);   ICU and hospital mortality;   ICU and hospital length of stay;   Length of mechanical ventilation;   Time spent deeply sedated (RASS <3);   Episodes of subject-initiated device removal;   Use of haloperidol therapy (including total dose in haloperidol equivalents during the study, number of doses, number of days of therapy, use of rescue IV haloperidol);   Average daily and maximum total antipsychotic drug dose in haloperidol equivalents;   Duration of study drug administration;   Use of benzodiazepines;   Use of opioids;   QTc prolongation;   Extrapyramidal symptoms;   Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
19 Recruiting Comparative Efficacy and Acceptability of Antimanic Drugs in Acute Mania
Condition: Bipolar Disorder
Interventions: Drug: Lithium;   Drug: Valproate;   Drug: Oxcarbazepine;   Drug: Quetiapine;   Drug: Olanzapine;   Drug: Ziprasidone
Outcome Measures: Change from baseline in Young Mania Rating Scale at 2 weeks and 6 weeks;   rate of dropout (treatment discontinuation);   Clinical Global Impressions (CGI) Scale;   Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale;   Global Assessment Scale;   Treatment Emergent Symptom Scale;   Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale;   Hamilton Depression Rating Scale
20 Unknown  Quetiapine for the Treatment of Insomnia in Alzheimer's Disease
Conditions: Alzheimer's Disease;   Insomnia
Intervention: Drug: quetiapine
Outcome Measures: The primary objective is to determine whether quetiapine can increase total sleep time and reduce time awake in patients with AD and sleep disturbance.;   Dose-response relationship of quetiapine and sleep in AD patients?;   Are there sleep architecture changes from quetiapine?;   Do the primary sleep variables change relative to placebo at any weekly time or dose point?;   Are caregivers, blind to treatment status, able to detect changes in sleep quality in the patients for quetiapine relative to placebo?;   Does quetiapine used at single bedtime dosing for potential nighttime soporific effect have a measurable impact on neuropsychiatric symptoms other than insomnia?