2 Inside the guide What Is Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)? . 3 Who Gets FH? . 4 What Are the Symptoms of FH? . 4 How Can My Doctor Tell if I Have FH? . 5 What Can Be Done to Treat FH? . 7 What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor? . 11 Resources . 12 DISCLAIMER: This guidebook is intended for informational purposes only, with the understanding that no one should rely upon this information as the basis for medical decisions. Anyone requiring medical or other healthcare services should consult a medical or healthcare professional. Any actions based on the information provided herein are entirely the responsibility of the user and/or of any medical or other healthcare professionals who advised such actions. Anyone who uses the suggested dietary and physical activity/exercise areas in this guidebook should consult a medical or healthcare provider before starting a diet or physical activity/exercise program. ABC and StayWell have used reasonable efforts to include timely and accurate information in this guidebook. Accordingly, the sponsor, partners, producers, and others make no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information provided herein and specifically disclaim any liability, expressed or implied, in connection therewith. ©2016 StayWell www.staywell.com All rights reserved. Guiding Your Way Throughout this guide, use these interactive features to enhance your learning experience: Print. Print out materials that can help you manage your condition. To use this feature, install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (http://get.adobe.com/reader/). Audio. Listen to the audio version of the information on the pages you are viewing. To use this feature, make sure you have the most recent free copy of Adobe Flash Player (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/). Play. Play videos and animations by pressing the play button that sits on or near the images. Highlighted Text. Click on any highlighted text (in red) and you will see a more detailed definition of that word. Quiz. Take the quiz at the end to test your knowledge. Help. Click the help button located on the Menu Bar to learn more about using this guide. Your Learning Style This self-care guide is designed to support your learning style. You can take the topics in the order that makes sense to you. You can cover a little or a lot in one session. You can view, print, or listen to the information as well as watch videos and animations. It’s all up to you. Finally, take the quiz at the end to see how well you’ve understood the main concepts. Aa This publication is brought to you as a public health service by the Association of Black Cardiologists through an educational grant from Pfizer.
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