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Hypercholesterolemia why is it so dangerous
hi i am 29 years old from th uk i was diagnoised with Hypercholesterolemia nearly a year ago i was put on simvastatin afer trying loads of other statins but still they can't get my cholestrol down which is 8.2 i still dont really understand why this is so dangerous so if any one can explain please do
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the problem with hypercholesterolemia, is that all of the free-floating cholesterol in your system can accumulate and cause problems. One of the major problems is that of heart disease; the cholesterol can build up in the arteries of the heart (and other places) which will cause the arteries to lose their elasticity so they can no longer constrict/dilate to accomodate your needs. The cholesterol in these arteries starts to build up as plaque and can eventually completely block the artery, causing a heart attack. Signs and symptoms of this blockage occur only late into the disease, so once you have symptoms your arteries have already been significantly blocked.
i hope that this answers some things for you!
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