What challenges do people with FCS face?

Physicians describe the many challenges that patients with Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) face, including: diagnosis challenges, high symptom burden, treatment challenges, difficulty in maintaining a very-low-fat diet, and the enormous social burden which affects patients as well as their family members.

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Animation - Understanding Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)
1. Animation - Understanding Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)
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Expert Video - What is Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)?
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Expert Video - What are chylomicrons?
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Expert Video - What causes Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)?
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Expert Video - What are the genetic factors for developing FCS?
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Expert Video - What type of low fat diet should FCS patients follow?
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Expert Video - Can patients with FCS drink alcohol or smoke tobacco?
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Expert Video - What risks do women with FCS face if they become pregnant?
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Expert Video - How is Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) treated?
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