FH Europe is building connections to those working in FH around the world. Here is my contribution to their connection.
So often the uninformed think that taking a pill to combat their rising LDL cholesterol level or high blood pressure is an invitation to party – saying ‘Hey I am safe now so let’s live it up!’
Common questions and Answers on Cascade Screening and how to help your patient explain it to other family members.
I share eight thoughts about cholesterol management for adults especially if they have FH and I hope these are helpful to you.
FH is the most common inherited disorder of cholesterol metabolism and is dominantly inherited from parent to child. It is a silent, asymptomatic condition that causes extremely high levels of the bad LDL cholesterol from birth.
Knowledge of FH provides an opportunity for nurses to step up and play a pivotal role in identification. If you have FH awareness then you are ideally placed to initiate opportunistic conversations with individuals and families about the consequences of having possible FH and leaving it untreated, such as death from a heart attack at a very early age.
This morning 3rd of January 2020 I woke up to read about a Global Call to Action on FH (Familial Hypercholesterolaemia), a vastly under-recognised and poorly managed public health concern.