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A familial lipid disorder is a condition that runs in families. It causes very high levels of cholesterol. This condition can cause a person to get coronary artery disease (CAD) while still young.
Because familial lipid disorders are rare, your doctor may only suspect one if you have:
Very high cholesterol levels. For example, LDL cholesterol might be over 190 mg/dL. Total cholesterol might be over 300 mg/dL.
A family history of high cholesterol.
A family history of early CAD.
Certain results from a physical exam. These results include xanthomas, a skin condition in which small bumps of fat appear under the skin.
Your family doctor may not have much experience with familial lipid disorders, so you may have to see a specialist, such as an endocrinologist. And some cardiologists specialize in lipid disorders as well as heart problems.
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Familial Lipid Disorders Familial lipid disorder is a genetic disorder, predisposing individuals to high “bad” LDH cholesterol levels, leading to heart attack. Familial HypercholesterolemiaFHfamilial lipid disorders