Kids’ Heart Conditions

Conditions such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure are being diagnosed more and more often in young children as well as adults. What is causing this rising incidence? And how do we combat high cholesterol in kids?
In addition to those concerns, children can be born with a number of congenital heart defects including heart murmurs. Learn how to respond as a parent to your child’s needs. Spot warning signs and symptoms, and learn about the treatment methods and surgical procedures your child may need to go through.

High Cholesterol in Children – An Overview

High cholesterol in children is not as rare as most people think and needs treatment. Family history, a fat-laden diet and a sedentary life all can elevate cholesterol. The presence of high cholesterol levels in children could lead to health problems in adulthood, primarily heart disease.