Do you #KnowFH. See our 2017 FH Awareness Day Infographic to learn about familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). To view all our translations of this infographic click here.
For those who are at risk of heart attacks, attempting to lower your cholesterol levels can help to minimize it. If you have any early signs of heart disease, it is important that you understand how your cholesterol levels are related to your risk of heart attacks, so that you can take proper steps and … Read More
Oh, how sweet are the joys of motherhood! The pitter patter of little feet, those curious eyes looking up at you from loving arms, and the sheer wonder of watching your bundle of joy grow into a strong young adult in your very likeness. Taking on the role of mother is something many women dream of, but … Read More
Blog Post from My Journey with Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Heart Disease
“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” (James Thurber)
It’s very easy, if you or your child has been diagnosed with FH to look back in anger (“Oh, no, why did I get … Read More
How can we find individuals and families affected by familial hypercholesterolemia? The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published insights on the importance of family screening screening and the use of genetic testing for FH on July 25. Joshua Knowles, MD, PhD, Daniel Rader, MD, and … Read More
Original post through Mother to Baby
By Mara Gaudette, MS, CGC, Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby California
The chat message came through promptly at my 9AM start time. Her words and exclamation marks clearly highlighted her anxiety. “Just found out I’m pregnant! Taking Lipitor … Read More
High cholesterol is also known as hypercholesterolemia, meaning your level of LDL, or bad cholesterol, is dangerously high and could lead to a heart attack. Familial hypercholesterolemia runs in families, regardless of how healthy a person’s diet or exercise habits may be. Fortunately, there are hypercholesterolemia … Read More
Familial hypercholesterolemia is basically high cholesterol that’s inherited. Although some who suffer from familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) may not have a healthy diet, there are many others who have an excellent diet and exercise regimen and still suffer from high cholesterol because it’s … Read More
What is Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)?
Wall Street Journal, June 20th, 2017
In a little box on the bottom of page A11 in the Health section of the Wall Street Journal yesterday, this important question finally appeared in the press.
The FH Foundation was happy to answer that question in depth … Read More
There’s nothing more important than family. However, as life gets busy, and we get lost in the weeds of our everyday lives, we often lose site of what really matters and take for granted what we have. It took my daughter, Avery, being diagnosed with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia for me to … Read More