down from parents to offspring.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia is a genetic disease which is defined as an individual having high levels of the bad types of cholesterol in their cardiovascular system. The term genetic disease means that the disease is passed down from parents to offspring, and I feel that it is a horrible disease. Through no fault of any party involved, the individual must suffer a disease that can hamper their overall health, lifestyle, and life span. Though the disease is genetic, traditional cholesterol treatments are effective though at a lower effectiveness. The disease can lead to other types of cardiovascular disease, such as coronary artery disease which is a cause of heart attacks. The disease has a high level of undiagnosed individuals, mainly because the disease has very few obvious symptoms, and I feel that is dangerous. I think screening for cholesterol should be encouraged more in society and I think individuals should work more towards getting tested for such diseases. Especially with the dangerous risks this disease has when paired with other cardiovascular issues. I hope that more of society and the population as a whole talks such diseases like this seriously and I hope better and more effective treatments are found and perfected soon.

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