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It’s important for your doctor to know about these conditions so she can monitor you closely and request the right tests at the right times. Also, make sure your doctor knows about underlying medical conditions — like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and polycystic ovarian syndrome — that may affect your heart. U: Update Your Status No, we’re not talking about Facebook. We’re talking about telling your doctor about any relatives who develop heart-related problems or risk factors for heart disease. Similarly, keep all your doctors in the loop about new risk factors you develop, such as cholesterol abnormalities, elevated blood sugar or increased blood pressure (even if the latter two fall in the category of prediabetes or prehypertension, rather than the full-blown condition).
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Cholesterol screening in Worthing an ‘important’ event
quiz 10/08/2013 When fat, cholesterol and calcium build up as plaque lining the blood vessels, you may develop clogged arteries, or atherosclerosis. Plaque can harden, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Cholesterol video 10/08/2013 Move over, HDL and LDL cholesterol. Here’s why ugly cholesterol levels are also important in the battle against heart disease. High Cholesterol in the Family: An Interview With Matt Ito, PharmD video 10/08/2013 Getting tested for inherited high cholesterol can make a big difference for your heart health and your future.
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Fatal cholesterol disease overlooked and untreated
In Europe, with a population of 900 million individuals, between 900 and 5600 children have been born with the homozygous form of the condition. However, many of these children are probably already deceased, since they were never identified in time to receive any treatment. People with familial hypercholesterolaemia have high blood cholesterol throughout their life. If left untreated, they run a very high risk of heart disease and premature death. If the condition is not treated, men and women with one genetic defect will typically have a cholesterol level of 8-15 mmol/L and will therefore most likely develop heart disease before the age of 55 and 60 years, respectively. The very unfortunate people who have inherited two genetic defects will have a cholesterol level of 12-30 mmol/L and will untreated develop heart disease and die before the age of 20. Familial hypercholesterolaemia is primarily treated with statins and a cholesterol-lowering diet.
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Mayor of Worthing, Bob Smytherman, was the first person to be tested on the day. He said: It is a really good cause. It is really good for people of any age to get the test. Men tend to be the worst at doing it so I think it is really important we have events like this in a nice friendly environment. If you can prevent a lot of this stuff from happening we will reduce the burden on the NHS so it is a win-win all round. Cholesterol is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease. Six in ten adults in the UK have raised cholesterol.
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