Apart from the cholesterol that is produced by the liver the food that we consume also add up to the level of cholesterol. Unhealthy food rich in fats are the main reason of high cholesterol, but in some cases in spite of healthy food habits people suffer from high cholesterol levels. The reason is that high cholesterol runs in their genes.
High cholesterol caused due to genetic inheritance is called as familial hypercholesterolemia. People suffer from this condition because high cholesterol runs in their family and they suffer from very high cholesterol level. This condition can be diagnosed by going through the family history, blood test, stress test and genetic tests. High cholesterol due to genetic inheritance increases the risk coronary heart diseases. Familial hyperlipidemia is a condition in which the blood contains abnormal level of fatty substances due to inheritance.
Both the genetic condition can be controlled with the help of medicaments and following a healthy lifestyle. These genetic inheritances should be addressed before it proves fatal for life.