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Kidney Care in Fabry Disease

Kidney problems are common in people with Fabry disease. They are caused by the deposition of certain fatty molecules, known as globotriaosylceramide (Gb3 or GL-3), that accumulate inside cells due to a lack of the enzyme alpha-galactosidase A. If not attended to, kidney problems can progress to kidney failure.

Dealing With Fabry Crises

Fabry disease is a rare genetic disease characterized by the buildup of a type of fat called globotriaosylceramide (Gb3 or GL-3). This Gb3 buildup in the cells and tissues of the body causes a variety of symptoms that can be life-threatening. Many Fabry disease patients experience Fabry…

Tips for Fabry Disease Caregivers

A person with a rare genetic disease, such as Fabry disease, often needs extra help from a caregiver to cope with the challenges of the disease. If you are a caregiver, you are often under stress to meet the needs of the patient or family member that needs your…