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Familial Hypercholesterolemia

By ryandahlhauser ‐ September 7, 2023

Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) affects around 1 in 250 people which makes it one of the most prevalent genetic conditions worldwide, but many do not know about this disease. FH causes high cholesterol that is not removed from the body easily, which then deposits into arterial walls. This can cause an increased risk of heart complications and/or death. Thankfully, there is genetic testing and treatments available to those with FH. The Family Heart Foundation provides easy to read and comprehensive information about this condition, including finding a treatment specialists.


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