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Gaucher Disease Medication
There isn't enough -: Space here to explain it. Briefly its one of the hemapoietic disorders, due to deficiency of a specific enzyme. Seen in kids with bone pain deformities due to bones not forming normally; bleeding can occur into joints, under the skin, liver/spleen can become rather large and due to all this kids have anemia. Can affect the hips. Treatment depends on their symptoms ; enzyme replacement therapy. ...Read more
Cell problem : An enzyme deficiency (genetic) that results in accumulation of toxic material in certain cells. ...Read more
Not good: "gaucher disease has the earliest onset, within the first 3 to 6 months of life and it is fatal; causing death before 2 years of age. Due to the shortened lifespan, babies with type 2 will not survive long enough to develop some symptoms experienced by individuals with type 1 and type 3." not sure treatment will help...This is very sad. http://www.gaucherdisease.org/gaucher-disease-type2-type3.php. ...Read more
Adults & children : with GD Type 1 may have symptom reduction or reversal from Enzyme Replacement Therapy. Different ERT's are approved for kids & adults. Substrate Reduction Therapy is given to adults with mild Type 1 who can't take ERT. No treatment can reverse brain damage in patients with Type 2 or Type 3. Mutations of a gene on Chr. 1p22 cause all 3 Types. Call the National Gaucher Foundation, 800-504-3189. ...Read more
Yes, if both parents: are carriers of 1 or more mutations that cause the different types of Gaucher Disease (GD) or, less commonly, if mom has GD, Chorionic Villous Sampling or Amniocentesis for DNA mutations & enzyme analysis for GD is warranted. It is important to know the parents' specific mutation(s), preferably before conception, to guide both prenatal testing & testing of all family members for carrier status. ...Read more
Get in touch with a: Pediatric orthopedist who deals with these problems. Treatment is generally supportive, depending on the symptoms. The enzyme that is deficient in the body of these kids, its replacement therapy is available. Get the kid regularly checked. ...Read more
Gaucher Disease: Gaucher Disease is a genetic disorder. Type I is the most common and symptoms can be minimized with enzyme replacement therapy. Your child should have a solid medical team consisting of at least of a general pediatrician and a genetics consultant. ...Read more
What to do if my girl baby is 2 yrs old.she is suffering from gaucher disease (type -1)i want to know about?
Metabolic Specialist: There are many excellent internet resources, including the National Gaucher Foundation (www.gaucherdisease.org) and the NIH'sG enetics Home Reference (ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/gaucher-disease). Ask your doctor for a referral to a metabolic or genetic specialist for further care. ...Read more
Difficult question: As Cogans Syndrome is so difficult to diagnose and you have to have both eye and inner ear symptoms and have a long list of other problems ruled out . There is no cure and treatment is aimed at controlling the eye symptoms and usually involve topical antiinflmatory drugs or steroids or if really bad oral steroids and or doxy cycline antibiotics ...Read more
Depends if you mean: Acute lyme, progressive lyme that has reached the central nervous system, or the oft talked about "chronic lyme". Acute lyme, it is recommended to get on antibiotics to prevent central lyme/encephalitis, where meds are necessary. You can live with chronic lyme without medication. ...Read more
Not really: The truth is that in a relapsing remitting type disease pattern like crohns disease, if your symptoms are controlled without medications, then you probably don't need to be on them at all. There are studies that show maintenance treatment will jdecrease time to relapse. There is also evidence of priobiotics for crohns but i wouldn't recommend them without a specific doctors recommendation. ...Read more
What medication could help with gastric-oesophageal disease?It is only a problem when i lie down at night
Several: Reduce reflux by small meals early in evening. Avoid spicy or whatever tends to cause your personal symptoms. Nothing in hour or so before lying down. Elevate head of bed 2-3 inches. Antacids and acid blockers. See gastroenterology and see if you need scope! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any tips to help my reynauds disease I can't be put on medication because it interferes w my add medication ?
Not true: thete are meds that will not interfere with ADD meds. ...Read more
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