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Medical appeal for Hyperlipdemia

user1

Newbie
I failed my medical because I have hereditary Hyperlipdemia. I take daily prescribed medication to control the condition.

Is it advisable that I appeal this decision? Or does the fact I have been diagnosed override the appeal? (regardless of: severity of condition, that it is under control etc.)

Many thanks,
 

user1

Newbie
Where does your medication come from on a six month deployment afloat?

I think the medication is only prescribed as a precaution (Doctor is confirming tomorrow). If I am able to come off of the medication and prove that my cholesterol is under control, do you think I have a chance with appealing the decision?

Really appreciate your advice.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
There is no one on the site that is qualified to answer your question , you need to put it through the AFCO people. Good luck
 

Sumo

War Hero
There is also a waiting time since last medication taken, 3 - 4 years, again AFCO will confirm this, if you do not ask and try you will never know, good luck.
 

user1

Newbie
Thank you both for your help.

The medical letter says:
Candidates with a diagnosis of familial hyperlipidaemia are graded medically unfit. Candidates with a treated total cholesterol level of 8.0 mmol/l or more are graded medically unfit due to the increased morbidity associated with hypercholesterolaemia.

Does this mean that this condition (hyperlipidaemia) is a permanent bar to entry? (Despite what my cholesterol levels are)
 

Sumo

War Hero
Thank you both for your help.

The medical letter says:
Candidates with a diagnosis of familial hyperlipidaemia are graded medically unfit. Candidates with a treated total cholesterol level of 8.0 mmol/l or more are graded medically unfit due to the increased morbidity associated with hypercholesterolaemia.

Does this mean that this condition (hyperlipidaemia) is a permanent bar to entry? (Despite what my cholesterol levels are)
As said above, no one on this site medically qualified to answer.
 

Stirlin

War Hero
Thank you both for your help.

The medical letter says:
Candidates with a diagnosis of familial hyperlipidaemia are graded medically unfit. Candidates with a treated total cholesterol level of 8.0 mmol/l or more are graded medically unfit due to the increased morbidity associated with hypercholesterolaemia.

Does this mean that this condition (hyperlipidaemia) is a permanent bar to entry? (Despite what my cholesterol levels are)

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enquiringmind

Midshipman
User 1, will you please post how you get on? My son is in a similar position (although isn't on prescribed meds) and his consultant said he would write an appeal letter when he's old enough to apply. According to the expert, hyperlipidemia isn't a " life shortening" condition so shouldn't still be classed as a barring condition. Good luck.
 
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