What Is Hypercholesterolemia?

By james
Oct 14, 2020
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2. Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial hypercholesterolemia is an inherited condition; it cannot be contracted in any other way. In most cases, the gene will only have been passed down from one parent. In other cases, it can be passed down by both parents. When the gene is passed on by both parents, the patients’ symptoms are likely to be worse.

Familial hypercholesterolemia is a condition where the patient is not able to process these cholesterol as well as they would usually be able to. With the body unable to process the ‘bad’ cholesterols, so they will begin to accumulate in the patient’s blood vessels. This can cause the blood vessels to become blocked, and this can lead to conditions like heart failure and other potentially serious complications.


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