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Wilson disease is a rare hereditary disease in which copper builds up in the liver, brain, and other vital organs. Most people with Wilson’s disease are diagnosed between the ages of 5 and 35 years old, but it can affect younger and older people as well.
- Copper plays a key role in the development of healthy nerves, bones, collagen and skin pigment, melanin. Copper is usually absorbed from your food and the excess is excreted through a substance produced in your liver (bile).
- However, in people with Wilson’s disease, copper is not properly cleared and instead potentially builds up in a life-threatening manner. If diagnosed early, Wilson’s disease is treatable and many people with the disorder lead normal lives. Wilson’s disease Treatment in Khammam
Wilson’s disease is present at birth, but signs and symptoms don’t appear until copper builds up in the brain, liver, or other organ. The signs and symptoms will vary depending on the parts of the body affected by the disease. They can include:
- Tiredness, loss of appetite, or stomach pain
- Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
- Golden brown discoloration of the eyes (Kayser-Fleischer rings)
- Fluid build-up in the legs or abdomen
- Problems with speech, swallowing, or physical coordination
- Uncontrolled movements or muscle stiffness Wilson’s disease Treatment in Khammam
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Wilson disease is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. This means that you must inherit a copy of the defective gene from each parent in order to develop the disease. If you only receive one abnormal gene, you won’t get sick yourself, but you are a carrier and can pass the gene on to your children.
You may be at increased risk of Wilson’s disease if your parents or siblings have it. Ask your doctor if you need genetic testing to find out if you have Wilson’s disease. Diagnosing the disease as early as possible significantly increases the chances of successful treatment. Wilson’s disease Treatment in Khammam