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What is Gaucher s disease?

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MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
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What is Gaucher s disease?

What is Gaucher’s disease?

Gaucher’s disease occurs when certain harmful fatty substances accumulate to excessive levels in your body’s organs and tissue such as liver, spleen, lungs, bone marrow and, less commonly, brain.

Symptoms of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) or spleen (splenomegaly)
  • A decrease in healthy red blood cells (anemia)
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Skeletal abnormalities
  • Brain problems
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Low number of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia)
  • Yellow spots in your eyes
  • Delayed puberty
  • Nosebleeds
  • Loss of muscle coordination
  • Seizures

Causes of Gaucher’s disease-

Deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase which is responsible for breaking down a fatty substance called glucocerebroside.

Risk factors of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Family history
  • Eastern or Central European Jewish (Ashkenazi) ancestry
  • People of Swedish descent

Complications of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Bone pain
  • An increased risk of certain cancers
  • Seizures
  • A tendency to bleed
  • Difficulty walking
  • Swallowing problems
  • Calcification of heart valves 

Diagnosis of Gaucher’s disease-

Diagnosis of Gaucher’s disease involves the following tests and procedures:

  • Enzyme analysis
  • Genetic mutation analysis
  • Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Preconception screening and prenatal testing

Precautions & Prevention of Gaucher’s disease

There is no known way to prevent Gaucher disease.

Treatment of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Other Treatment of Gaucher’s disease

Homeopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s Disease-

Homeopathy balances the metabolism. It relieves complaints and improves body functions. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of Gaucher’s disease are:

  • Phos
  • Calc
  • Merc
  • Lyco
  • Chel

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s disease-

In the conventional and allopathic treatment, the oral medication miglustat (Zavesca) has been approved for use in people with Gaucher’s disease. Enzyme replacement therapy is also done. It replaces the deficient enzyme with artificial enzymes. These replacement enzymes are administered in an outpatient procedure through a vein (intravenously), typically in high doses at two-week intervals.

Surgical Treatment of Gaucher’s disease-

The surgical treatment of gaucher’s disease involves Bone marrow transplantation. In this technique, blood-forming cells that have been damaged by Gaucher’s are removed and replaced, which can reverse many of Gaucher’s signs and symptoms.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Gaucher’s disease

  1. Add extra calcium to their diet
  2. Eat a diet rich in vitamin D

 

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