3 doctors weighed in:

What exactly is pompe disease?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Glycogen storage

Pompes disease is a glygogen storage disorder type ii , due to lack of an enzyme glycogen ( the way you store glucose in muscle and liver) can not be broken down.
Glycogen excess in muscle causes severe muscle weakness(hypotonia) and eventuallybrespiratory failure(due to respiratory muscle involvement).

In brief: Glycogen storage

Pompes disease is a glygogen storage disorder type ii , due to lack of an enzyme glycogen ( the way you store glucose in muscle and liver) can not be broken down.
Glycogen excess in muscle causes severe muscle weakness(hypotonia) and eventuallybrespiratory failure(due to respiratory muscle involvement).
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Thank
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Glycogen Storage

A genetic disease where there is accumulation of glycogen in muscle, heart, and liver because of a deficiency in the enzyme, acid maltase, which helps to convert glycogen into the usable glucose fuel for the body.
There are 3 types. Please refer to this site for more info http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/pompe-disease.

In brief: Glycogen Storage

A genetic disease where there is accumulation of glycogen in muscle, heart, and liver because of a deficiency in the enzyme, acid maltase, which helps to convert glycogen into the usable glucose fuel for the body.
There are 3 types. Please refer to this site for more info http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/pompe-disease.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Thank
Read more answers from doctors