Gaucher Disease is a condition where the fatty substances accumulated in the body tend to form a coating over the bones, organs and even the spleen area. The most common symptoms here include pain in the abdomen area, blood disorders followed with skeletal abnormalities. However, the risks here are that the same impacts the brain too.
HOW IS GAUCHER DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same would be done by a general physician who would do a dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
HOW IS GAUCHER DISEASE TREATED?
Treatment for the Gaucher disease includes using medications that helps in replacing the existing enzymes. Other medications like miglustat (Zavesca) and eliglustat (Cerdelga) are also given to restrict the problematic substances. In extreme cases, surgery may be required like Bone marrow transplantation or even spleen removal as the last resort.
DID YOU KNOW?
That this disease is a tough one to go through or manage?