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What is Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia?

What is Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia?

  • Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia is a severe inherited condition involving abnormal lipid metabolism. Cholesterol levels tend to be very high with problems occurring early in life. Death from a heart attack can occur within the first few years of life in severe cases.

Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Introduction

Types of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia:

Broader types of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia:

How many people get Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia?

Prevalance of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: 1 per 1 million US people suffer from Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.
Prevalance Rate of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: approx 1 in 1,000,000 or 0.00% or 271 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia?

Prognosis of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: The prognosis can be influenced by the level of adherence to the treatment plan but death usually occurs by the end of early adulthood.
Complications of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: see complications of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

What causes Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia?

Causes of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: see causes of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

What are the symptoms of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia?

Symptoms of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: see symptoms of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Complications of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: see complications of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Medical Geneticist, Cardiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia.
Treatments for Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: see treatments for Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Research for Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: see research for Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Name of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Main name of condition: Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

 

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