Basically my mother has been diagnosed with Familial Hypercholesterolemia and this has me really worried about my future as I am worried I will also have it and this is a really bleak thought at 22 years old. However my mother had a genetic test and she got results back saying that a gene mutation could not be identified but I am unsure of how to interpret this and wanted to ask if anyone knew what this meant. Thanks in advance
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replied January 4th, 2019
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Children of a person with Familial Hypercholesterolemia have a 50 per cent risk of getting the defect. Get tested.

Wishing you best of health

Thanks


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