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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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1 Recruiting Study Comparing a Generic Diclofenac Sodium Topical Gel, 1% to Voltaren in the Treatment of Subjects With Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Condition: Osteoarthritis
Interventions: Drug: Diclofenac Sodium Topical Gel, 1%;   Drug: Voltaren Topical Gel, 1%;   Drug: Vehicle Diclofenac Sodium Topical Gel
Outcome Measure: WOMAC Pain Score
2 Recruiting Safety Study of Flector Patch in Children With Minor Soft Tissue Injuries
Condition: Athletic Injuries
Intervention: Drug: Diclofenac hydroxyethylpyrrolidine
Outcome Measures: Dermatologic assessment at the patch application site;   Investigator assessment of the global response to therapy on a 5-point scale;   Patient assessment of pain on a 6-point scale;   Plasma concentration of diclofenac
3 Recruiting An Investigator Initiated, Within-Subject, Proof of Concept Study to Assess the Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of Voltaren Gel (1% Diclofenac Sodium) Compared to Placebo in Subjects Experiencing Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Condition: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Interventions: Drug: 1% diclofenac sodium gel;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: To assess analgesic efficacy of Topical Voltaren® gel compared to placebo
4 Recruiting Treatment of Knee Pain With Topical Diclofenac Cream 8% or Diclofenac Gel 1%
Conditions: Knee Pain Chronic;   Knee Injuries
Interventions: Drug: Diclofenac Cream 8%;   Drug: Diclofenac Gel 1%
Outcome Measure: Descrete Response Scale Pain Scores
5 Unknown  Comparison of the Effect of Etoricoxib and Diclofenac on Early Morning Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Interventions: Drug: Etoricoxib;   Drug: Diclofenac
Outcome Measures: To explore the effect of Etoricoxib compared to Diclofenac on physical activity in RA subjects with Early morning pain and stiffness.;   To explore the effect of Etoricoxib compared to Diclofenac on average daily pain scores, fatigue scores, and quality of life.
6 Recruiting Efficacy of Diclofenac on Pain During Endometrial Sampling
Condition: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Unrelated to Menstrual Cycle
Interventions: Drug: Diclofenac Potassium;   Drug: Folic Acid
Outcome Measure: Effectiveness of Diclofenac Potassium for additional acute pain control in patient undergoing fractional curettage under paracervical block due to abnormal uterine bleeding
7 Recruiting A Multicenter Efficacy Study of a Diclofenac+Menthol Gel in Subjects With Ankle Sprain
Condition: Ankle Sprain
Interventions: Drug: 1% diclofenac sodium plus 3% menthol;   Drug: 1% diclofenac sodium plus 0.09% menthol;   Drug: 3% menthol;   Drug: Placebo with 0.09% menthol gel
Outcome Measures: AUC (1-3 days);   Pain Intensity Difference (PID) on movement;   PID at rest;   Pain Relief Score (PRS);   Sum of Pain Intensity Difference (SPID);   Time of Onset of Pain Relief (TOPR);   Time of Onset of Meaningful Pain Relief (TOMR);   Time of Onset of Cooling Sensation (TOCS);   Total Pain Relief (TOTPAR);   Skin Temperature;   Ankle Swelling;   Time to complete Recovery;   Patient's Global Assessment in Response to Treatment (PGART);   Adverse events (AEs)
8 Recruiting Effects of Topical Diclofenac on Tumor Metabolism
Condition: Actinic Keratoses
Intervention: Drug: 3% diclofenac in 2.5% hyaluronic acid gel
Outcome Measures: Lactate level in skin biopsies of actinic keratoses;   Lactate level in skin biopsies of healthy skin in a subpopulation;   Glycolysis-relevant proteins evaluated using PCR and Westernblot techniques;   Metabolic changes (e.g. glucose, amino acids)
9 Not yet recruiting Supersaturation and Precipitation of Diclofenac in the Stomach of Healthy Volunteers
Condition: Supersaturation and Precipitation in the Stomach
Intervention: Drug: Diclofenac potassium 50 mg
Outcome Measure: Area under the Concentration - Time Curve
10 Unknown  Use of Etoricoxib Compared to Diclofenac in the Perioperative Treatment of Patients After Total Hip Arthroplasty
Conditions: Coxarthrosis;   Arthroplasties Hip Replacement;   Perioperative Blood Loss
Interventions: Drug: Etoricoxib;   Drug: Diclofenac
Outcome Measure:
11 Recruiting Diclofenac for Submassive PE
Condition: Pulmonary Embolism
Interventions: Drug: Diclofenac;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: Right ventricular dysfunction assessed by transthoracic echocardiography
12 Not yet recruiting In Vivo Inhibition Profile of CYP2C9 by Pineapple Juice
Condition: Healthy Volunteers
Intervention: Dietary Supplement: pineapple juice (Carrefour n°1) 500 ml/day 5 days
Outcome Measures: a) AUC 4-OH-diclofenac / AUC diclofenac quantified in plasma, on days 1 (without pineapple juice) and 11 (after pretreatment with pineapple juice);   (b) AUC 4-OH-diclofenac/ AUC diclofenac quantified in urine, on days 1 (without pineapple juice) and 11 (after pretreatment with pineapple juice)
13 Unknown  The Comparison Between the Therapeutic Affect of Intravitreal Diclophenac and Triamcinolone in Persistent Uveitic Cystoids Macular Edema
Conditions: Uveitis;   Cystoid Macular Edema
Interventions: Drug: Diclophenac;   Drug: Triamcinolone
Outcome Measure:
14 Recruiting Efficacy and Safety of Diclofenac DDEA 2.32 % in Patient Suffering From Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)
Condition: Osteoarthritis, Knee
Intervention: Drug: diclofenac diethylamine, DDEA 2.32% gel
Outcome Measures: Measure: Pain On Movement (POM);   Measure POM regarding onset of efficacy
15 Recruiting Intramuscular Diclofenac in the Prevention of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis
Condition: Post ERCP Pancreatitis
Interventions: Drug: Diclofenac;   Drug: normal saline
Outcome Measure: Incidence of post ERCP pancreatitis
16 Unknown  Efficacy of Diclofenac BCG Irrigations
Condition: Bladder Cancer
Interventions: Drug: Abitren;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change in weekly COOP Questionnaire 1;   Change in weekly COOP Questionnaire 2;   Change in weekly COOP Questionnaire 3;   Change in weekly Bladder symptoms Questionnaire;   Change in weekly time schedule questionnaire
17 Recruiting Post ERCP Pancreatitis Prevention in Average Risk Patients
Condition: Pancreatitis
Intervention: Procedure: Ceftazidime
Outcome Measure: Incidence of PEP in the group of patients receiving Ceftazidime versus incidence of PEP in the group of patients receiving Diclophenac potassium
18 Unknown  Intravitreal Diclofenac Versus Avastin as Primary Treatment of Diffuse Diabetic Macular Edema
Condition: Diffuse Diabetic Macular Edema
Interventions: Drug: Bevacizumab;   Drug: Diclofenac
Outcome Measure:
19 Not yet recruiting Diclofenac add-on to Treatment as Usual for Suicidal Patients
Condition: Depression Suicidal
Interventions: Drug: sugar pill;   Drug: Diclofenac
Outcome Measures: Suicide Assessment Scale (differences in scores before and after treatment);   Montgomery Asberg Rating Scale (differences in scores before and after treatment);   Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (differences in scores before and after treatment);   Montgomery Asberg depression Ratin scale (changes in suicidality item before and after treatment);   Montgomery Asberg Rating Scale (changes in concentration item before and after treatment);   Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale (changes in aggressive feelings item before and after treatment);   Comprehensive Psychopthological Rating Scale (changes in fatigue item before and after treatment)
20 Recruiting OASIS: Osteoarthritis Sensitivity Integration Study
Conditions: Osteoarthritis;   Chronic Pain
Intervention: Drug: duloxetine, diclofenac
Outcome Measure: Pain