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What are some of the other symptoms of wilson disease?

What are some of the other symptoms of wilson disease?

Wilson Disease: The main organs affected by copper accumulation are the liver and brain, so your symptoms are refer able to these organs. You may experience cognitive impairment, bradykinesia, parkinsonian-like motor symptoms, other motor and sensory problems, fatigue, esophageal varices, liver and kidney disease, and, of course, the copper colored rings in your eyes. Cardiac involvement can also intervene. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Wilson's Disease (Definition)

Wilson disease is a genetic condition in which a person's body cannot handle the normal amount of copper obtained through foods. Over time, the copper accumulates in the body and damages the ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of wilson's disease?

What are the symptoms of wilson's disease?

Depends on organ: Affected. Signs and symptoms of wilson's disease include: clumsiness, depression, difficulty speaking, difficulty swallowing, difficulty walking, drooling, easy bruising, fatigue, involuntary shaking, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea, skin rash, swelling of arms and legs, yellowing of the skin and eyes. Check this site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/wilsons-dis. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms to Wilson's disease? I am a Vegetarian, is this likely for me?

What are some symptoms to Wilson's disease? I am a Vegetarian, is this likely for me?

Wilson's disease: is a rare disorder of metabolism. The body accumulates copper. It is an inherited disorder. You have to get the gene from both parents. Symptoms are abdominal pain, swelling, jaundice, fluid build up in extremities and abdomen. Like I said, it's rare. And being a vegetarian has nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of wilson's disease?

What are the most common symptoms of wilson's disease?

Liver Disease/ Neuro: Untreated wilson disease may manifest as liver disease (toxic hepatitis) in childhood and neurologic problems(tremor, deteriation of school performance, psychiatric isssues) as young adults. ...Read more

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How can I treat wilson disease?

How can I treat wilson disease?

Don't self-treat: Usually an oral medicine to manage copper is all that's required. Be very wary of "alternative and complementary" remedies in this very serious illness, and discuss anything you may be using with your gastroenterologist. I'm going to assume you have real Wilson's and not the "pop" Wilson syndrome, which is not a real illness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi. What is wilson disease diseas?

Hi. What is wilson disease diseas?

Copper: Wilson's disease is a disorder of copper metabolism causing too much copper in the blood and tissues. ...Read more

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How did wilson disease get its name?

How did wilson disease get its name?

Sam Wilson MD: 1878–1937, first described it and named it hepatolenticular degeneration. Perhaps the most treacherous diagnosis in general medicine, and unfortunately is still missed, which is bad because it's quite easy to manage and horrible if missed. There is also a bogus "wilson's disease" -- lay people are invited to self-diagnose as having subtle thyroid disease; no scientific basis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for wilson disease?

What are the tests for wilson disease?

It depends: Serum ceruloplasmin is often used and it is a poor choice as it misses about 30% of cases. Urine copper is my choice. If there's a family history or the diagnosis seems obvious, or urine copper is high, test the ATP7B gene. ...Read more

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At which age wilson disease excluded ???

No age criteria: this is a disease mainly diagnosed based on symptoms and lab results. There is no cutoff in terms of age ...Read more

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What is wilson disease? What is the problem in the body?

What is wilson disease?  What is the problem in the body?

Mutated ATP7B: The cells can't transport copper out of their cytoplasm as they should. This cases the complications of liver cell death and cirrhosis, brain damage, and so forth. ...Read more

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