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What can you do to address familial hypercholesterolemia?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Consult a : Cardiologist: familial hypercholesterolemia results in early atherosclerotic heart disease and requires intensive dietary and medication management, best handled by an expert. You may wish to consult the following site. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001429/.
Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology 34 years experience
See a Lipidologist: Familial hypercholesterolemia (fh) is a genetic disorder causing decreased clearance of LDL from blood. Most patients get a defective gene from on parent causing heterozygous fh (about 1 in 500 children). Rarely, genes from both parents are defective giving homozygous fh (1 in 1, 000, 000). Lipidologists specialize in managing fh patients. Check http://www.Learnyourlipids.Com to find a lipidologist.
Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Find a Lipidologist: Lipidologists are cholesterol specialists. You can go to the website www.Learnyourlipids.Com or the website for the fh foundation www.Thefhfoundation.Org - both offer support and guidance regarding diagnosis and treatment for this condition

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Familial hypercholesterolemia, what is this?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
High: It's high cholesterol that runs in the family. It'susually due to a missing enzyme and the cholesterols can be very high but it's variable depending on the exact type that you have.

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