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Are there any common complications of familial hypercholesterolemia?

Are there any common complications of familial hypercholesterolemia?

YES: Familial hypercholesterolemia can be very potentially serious. A full evaluation of what you lipid profile, family history, longevity of family members, diseases in the fh are all important for your future health and will guide you as to what lifestyle changes you must make it quality of life and longevity. Get ye to a good primary care internist. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Familial hypercholesterolemia, what is this?

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. ...Read more

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What can you do to address familial hypercholesterolemia?

What can you do to address familial hypercholesterolemia?

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. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I have familial hypercholesterolemia?

How do I find out if I have familial hypercholesterolemia?

Tests: You should the discuss the matter with your doctor as it may require performing multiple tests, in succession on you and your family members. The first one would be to have blood lipids tested in fasting state and depending on those results, other tests and tests on family members may be needed. Confirmation of the diagnosis may require molecular testing. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how familial hypercholesterolemia is diagnosed?

Lipid testing: A simple blood test will help your doctor determine whether you have a genetic disorder that makes it difficult for your body to maintain normal levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have familial hypercholesterolemia?

Blood work: Blood work will give you a pretty good clue because familial hypercholesterolemia is usually pretty bad - but an even better way is to ask your relatives! ...Read more

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How many people have familial hypercholesterolemia, say out of 1000 people?

1 in 500: 1 in 500 will have familial hypercholesterolemia. If you think you have this disorder, please see a lipid specialist and get your family checked for high cholesterol. Contact me if you need a lipid specialist in the dallas area. ...Read more

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What is pure hypercholerosterolemia? Is it the same as familial hypercholesterolemia?

May be: essentially it means in your lipid profile it's the Cholesterol or LDL is elevated. It may be genetic or due to lifestyle, either way it needs to be treated, and best that works are the Statins( Lipitor, (atorvastatin) creator, simvastatin). Also diet and excercise. Important to bring to below normal since it increases your risk of Heart disease or Coronary diseases. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent my children from inheriting familial hypercholesterolemia?

Is there a way to prevent my children from inheriting familial hypercholesterolemia?

Prevention: You can't prevent the inheritance of hypercholesterolemia because it is genaticicallty determined but your children can be treated with statins to control their cholesterol level. ...Read more

Dr. James Underberg
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Familial Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

Familial hypercholesterolemia is an inherited disorder of high LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). The condition begins at birth and can cause atherosclerosis and heart attacks at an early age. It is caused by a ...Read more


Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

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