Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)

Chapter 10 Diet and Health

Today we will be exploring Chapter 10 Diet and Health. We will focus on five different subtopics: Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Cardiovascular Disease, Metabolic Syndrome…

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Statin Therapy To Prevent Heart Attacks - Heiner Vogelbach, MD

The risk factors for heart attacks can include elevated cholesterol levels, increased blood pressure, tobacco use, diabetes, and a family history of heart disease just to name a few.…

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Hypercholesterolemia

Hypercholesterolemia is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. It is a form of "hyperlipidemia" and "hyperlipoproteinemia". Cholesterol is a sterol; see the diagrammatic…

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The Facts on Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

As you know a healthy lifestyle helps prevent a multitude of health issues including for example high cholestoral, but now the unimaginable. This morning in our ongoing series "behind…

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Xanthelasma

Xanthelasma is a sharply demarcated yellowish deposit of fat underneath the skin, usually on or around the eyelids. While they are neither harmful nor painful, these minor growths may…

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Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A Stanford Patient Story

It started a long time ago. I was 15 when my father passed away at age 39 from a heart attack due to cholesterol. And once that happened, the family doctor said, "Everyone now needs…

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High Cholesterol Can Be Inherited, Dr Sarah Jarvis Explains How #FindFH

FH is otherwise known as Familial Hypercholesterolaemia. Now, Familial you kind of understand that, it runs in families but that's a really key point. You inherit it. Because it…

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