BOCA RATON, Fla.
- Jan. 2, 2014
-- Dr. Seth J Baum, an acclaimed Cardiologist who specializes in Lipid Management is invited to join the Board of Directors for the FH Foundation. Baum, a Boca Raton, Florida practitioner and owner of the supplement company, VitalRemedyMd (www.vitalremedymd.com)
was asked to serve in this prestigious position late in 2013 because of his expertise and prowess in the area of Familial Hypercholesterolemia.
The mission of the FH Foundation is to raise awareness of FH (familial hypercholesterolemia)
through education, advocacy, and research. Our goal is to save lives through increasing the rate of early diagnosis and encouraging proactive treatment. If left untreated this life-threatening genetic disorder leads to aggressive cardiovascular disease in men, women, and children.
You or someone you love might be harboring an undetected threat called Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). As genetic disorders go, FH is quite common. In fact, the condition occurs five times as frequently as Cystic Fibrosis. FH victims typically have severely elevated cholesterol;
their disorder frequently remains undetected; and most patients develop vascular disease very early in life. These people often die from heart attacks in their 40s and 50s. One consequence of the explosion in our understanding of genetics has been the discovery of more than 1600 genetic mishaps that can lead to FH. In the general population this disorder occurs in one out of every 500 people. Specific populations called founder groups (groups of people who are descendants of a genetically similar small population) such as French Canadians, Christian Lebanese, and South African Ashkenazi Jew’s have a prevalence of this malady that can be as high as 1 in 67 people. So what is FH and how does it harm so many? In order to understand this ailment we must first review a few basic elements regarding cholesterol and its main transporter, LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein)
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