A group of hereditary disorders, which cause the destruction of the myelin sheath of the nerve fibers within the brain are called Adrenoleukodystrophy. This disorder heavily affects the adrenal gland and the central nervous system. It is seen to mostly affect children and is rarely diagnosed in adults. There are three kinds of adrenoleukodystrophy, which are categorized according to their severity. The adrenoleukodystrophy protein helps to breakdown fatty acids that are present in the stomach, and the disruption of this can cause the fatty acids to accumulate in the stomach as the process of breakdown stops occurring. The external layers of the cells of the spinal cord, testes, adrenal gland and the brain are thus damaged.
HOW IS ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY DIAGNOSED?
Problems with urination and sexual function are some of the other prominent symptoms of this condition.