Find out lots more on cholesterol and FH, the medicines you can take, and healthy eating.
Having Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) means that your body makes too much cholesterol.
This can stick to the insides of your blood vessels and damage them. Cholesterol is really important to keep your body working properly, but too much can be unhealthy.
Knowing how to ‘Live with FH’ means you can grow up the same as anyone else and live a healthy and active life.
FH is relatively easy to diagnose and finding out if you have it at a younger age is really important. Treatment works better when started early, before high levels of cholesterol can cause any damage to your blood vessels.
Your doctor may suspect you have FH if:
If you do have FH there are some positive things you can do to stay fit and healthy:
These factsheets explain how you can use sports and activities and healthy eating to look after your cholesterol levels.