Patient Video - When did you find out you had Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)? How was it diagnosed?

Nicole describes the symptoms she experienced (including numerous attacks of pancreatitis) and the long process she went through leading to her diagnosis of Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS). After learning she had high blood triglyceride levels, as well as undergoing genetic testing, she was able to confirm that she had this rare condition.

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Patient Video - When did you find out you had FCS? How was it diagnosed?
1. Patient Video - When did you find out you had FCS? How was it diagnosed?
Patient Video - Do any of your family members have FCS?
2. Patient Video - Do any of your family members have FCS?
Patient Video - How often do you see your doctor about FCS? What do you discuss?
3. Patient Video - How often do you see your doctor about FCS? What do you discuss?
Patient Video - What foods and diets do you avoid for your FCS?
4. Patient Video - What foods and diets do you avoid for your FCS?
Patient Video - What self-management and lifestyle practices do you follow for FCS?
5. Patient Video - What self-management and lifestyle practices do you follow for FCS?
Patient Video - Do you exercise as part of your routine for managing FCS?
6. Patient Video - Do you exercise as part of your routine for managing FCS?
Patient Video - What are the biggest challenges you face living with FCS?
7. Patient Video - What are the biggest challenges you face living with FCS?
Patient Video - What resources do you find useful for managing your FCS?
8. Patient Video - What resources do you find useful for managing your FCS?
Patient Video - What words of wisdom do you have for other persons with FCS?
9. Patient Video - What words of wisdom do you have for other persons with FCS?

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