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Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Introduction

Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A genetic abnormality which causes patients to have abnormally high cholesterol levels (low-density lipoproteins). The condition usually leads to early cardiovascular disease. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Familial Hypercholesterolemia is available below.

Symptoms of Familial Hypercholesterolemia

  • High cholesterol level
  • Yellowish skin lesions around eye - fatty deposits
  • Tendon lumps - fatty deposits
  • Premature cardiovascular disease
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Treatments for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs, LDL apheresis or liver transplant in cases that don't respond to medication
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Familial Hypercholesterolemia?

Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Complications

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Causes of Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Animations

Prognosis for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Prognosis for Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Varies depending on adherence to treatment plan. Some cases can result in the requirement of a liver transplant.

Research about Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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Clinical Trials for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Familial Hypercholesterolemia:

Congenital disorder characterized by high levels of cholesterol and early development of atherosclerosis - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Familial Hypercholesterolemia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Related Familial Hypercholesterolemia Info

More information about Familial Hypercholesterolemia

  1. Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis

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