What is FH?

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At The FH Foundation, our mission is to raise awareness of familial hypercholesterolemia, otherwise known as FH. This means that we often get asked a simple question: what is FH? Answering this question is central to what we do here. While FH is a common genetic disorder, occurring in 1 out of every … Read More


Common Genetic Disorders

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A genetic disorder is a disease that is written into the DNA code found in each one of an individual’s cells. Genetic disorders are passed down to the individual from his or her parents. Some genetic disorders must be inherited from both parents, while others are dominant traits that need only be passed … Read More


What is Apheresis?

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If you have FH, particularly if you have homozygous FH inherited from both parents, do not respond to regular medical treatment, or suffer from side effects of other treatments, one of the options that may be recommended to you is something you’ve probably never heard of: apheresis. This unusual-sounding … Read More


What is LDL-C?

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Familial hypercholesterolemia, or FH, is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s ability to manage LDL-C.  So what is LDL-C?  Colloquially, LDL-C is known as “bad cholesterol,” and as you probably know, having too much of it puts you at risk for severe cardiovascular problems.What is LDL-C?LDL-C … Read More