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One of the rare kinds of inherited disorders that affects the liver brain and various other organs is Wilson's disease. It is symptomized with feeling of constant fatigue and lack of appetite. Alongside the patient also experiences extreme feelings of muscle and abdominal pain and fluid buildup, which is then followed with muscle stiffness and uncontrolled movements.
HOW IS WILSON'S DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
A health care provider may use several tests and exams to diagnose Wilson's disease, including the following:
• medical and family history
• physical exam
• blood tests
• urine tests
• liver biopsy
• imaging tests
HOW IS WILSON'S DISEASE TREATED?
A health care provider will treat Wilson disease with a lifelong effort to reduce and control the amount of copper in the body. Treatment may include
• changes in eating, diet, and nutrition
• a liver transplant
DID YOU KNOW?
Lifelong treatment is needed to control Wilson disease. The disorder may cause fatal effects, especially loss of liver function. Copper can have toxic effects on the nervous system. In cases where the disorder is not fatal, symptoms may be disabling.