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Doctor insights on: Familial Hyperchylomicronemia

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Who can get familial cjd?

Who can get familial cjd?

Parent to child: Creutzfeldt-jakob disease, or cjd, is a disease similar to mad cow disease and is caused by a miss-folded protein in your brain. Unlike other forms of the disease, cjd is thought to be familial, being passed from parent to child, in about 10% of cases. ...Read more

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What is familial paroxysmal polyserositis?

What is familial paroxysmal polyserositis?

Familial Mediterrane: This is more commonly known as Familial Mediterranean Fever. This is a genetic illness, commonly found in people who lived around the Mediterranean that is inflammatory and causes a variety of symptoms with a fever and attacks of abdomenal pain, joint attacks, chest pain, muscle aches, skin rashes. Your physicians can help clarify how it affects you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of familial hypertension?

What are the symptoms of familial  hypertension?

None: Hypertension is so dangerous because it causes few if any symptoms. People can have heart and brain damage from many years of high blood pressure and not know it. BP should be routinely checked once a year. ...Read more

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Is average lifespan shorter for a person with familial amyloidosis?

Is average lifespan shorter for a person with familial amyloidosis?

Yes: But it depends on which type of familial amyloidosis; some are relatively benign (and the risk comes from other associated diseases), others directly impact longevity. ...Read more

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How is is familial hyperlipidemia 2A different fm 2B and other types?

How is is familial hyperlipidemia 2A different fm 2B and other types?

See below: 2A has excess LDL and 2b has excess LDL and VLDL. Consult this site for more information. http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/simplepage.cfm?ID=x20020617063512021840 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Are you born with Brugada Syndrome? or can you develop it? Is it familial?

Are you born with Brugada Syndrome? or can you develop it? Is it familial?

Brugada Syndrome: There are different types of Brugada Syndrome, although all types lead to similar electrical disturbances in the heart. SOME are inherited and familial, whereas other types are not and are caused by structural abnormalities of the heart, certain medications, cocaine, and rarely severe electrolyte disturbances. Talk to cardiologist or electrophysiologist about your type and possible cause. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between anxiety and sporadic familial insomnia?

How can I tell the difference between anxiety and sporadic familial insomnia?

Insomnia: Familial insomnia will be present for a long time and it will be a trait of yours, anxiety will induce insomnia when you started having it, the timeline will be a guide. ...Read more

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I found out i am a carrier of familial Mediterranean syndrom. Is it possible to have mild symptoms from the mutation?

I found out i am a carrier of familial Mediterranean syndrom. Is it possible to have mild symptoms from the mutation?

Yes: Although it requires two copies of the FMF gene for full expression, some carriers may have milder forms of the disease. Common symptoms are: Intermittent episodes of fever with robust interim health; Concomitant serositis with abdominal pain and tenderness or pleuritis; Absence of an alternative cause; Responsiveness to colchicine; Monoarthritis Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Familial hypercholesterolemia, what is this?

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