New Delhi, September 29: Cholesterol is very important in the body. Cholesterol participates in many processes in the body, including cell formation. Cholesterol makes hormones in the body. But its excess is very harmful for the body. In fact, cholesterol begins to accumulate in the blood vessels as a sticky substance, which increases the pressure on the heart and causes many heart-related diseases. The food we eat is usually thought to be responsible for raising cholesterol, but sometimes it can also be an innate (genetic) factor. If it is passed on from the parent’s genes to the children, cholesterol in the children starts to increase early. This disease is called familial hypercholesterolemia. A person with hypercholesterolemia has a higher risk of heart attack. Causes of Hypercholesterolemia According to the Mayo Clinic, familial hypercholesterolemia is caused by a mutation in a gene that is passed from either mother or father or both parents to the child. In this condition, the disease occurs at birth. Accumulation of cholesterol in blood vessels can cause heart disease. Read this – when to have an abortion; Which method of abortion is safe? Symptoms of Hypercholesterolemia- Hypercholesterolemia causes high cholesterol levels in the blood at a young age. This causes the arteries to become thinner and stiffer. Excess cholesterol often accumulates in the skin and under the eyes. In addition, the veins in the hands and feet become thick and hard. Cholesterol begins to accumulate there. When cholesterol levels are too high, a white or brown ring forms around the eyeball, which is usually seen in older people. This can lead to serious diseases of the cornea. Also read- Youth dies due to hair transplant; What is the treatment of a strange case of Delhi – Familial hypercholesterolemia symptoms appear before the age of 20 years. If parents have this disease, children should see a doctor from the age of 10-12 years. Doctors treat with drugs like statins, ezetimibe. Apart from this, the person suffering from this disease should keep his weight under control. Plant based foods, fruits and green vegetables are beneficial for this disease. Staying away from saturated and trans fats can prevent the severity of this disease.
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