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Living with Wilson's Disease: A Definitive Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, Managing, and Thriving with this Rare Genetic Disorder

Anne H. MacAuley

Wilson's Disease is a rare genetic condition that impacts persons of all ages, presenting them with its intricate nature and distinct symptoms. The body requires little copper intake from meals to maintain health but excessive copper levels are harmful. Wilson sickness is a hereditary condition transmitted from parents to offspring. It inhibits the elimination of excess copper from your body.

A mutation in the ATP7B gene results in the buildup of copper in the body, mostly in the liver and brain, leading to liver damage, cirrhosis, and eventual liver failure if not treated. Wilson's Disease, albeit uncommon, has a profound influence on the physical, mental, and social well-being of individuals and their family. It requires comprehension, perseverance, and a proactive strategy for management.

This book will examine Wilson's Disease in detail, focusing on strategies to help individuals live fulfilling lives despite its challenges. It will discuss the significance of early detection, the role of nutrition and medication in symptom management, and the effects of Wilson's Disease on mental health and quality of life. This book provides a thorough reference for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, covering the genetic and biochemical aspects of the condition as well as therapeutic options and lifestyle adjustments.

Empower yourself with knowledge, embrace a life of wellness, and discover the strength within you to live fully with Wilson's Disease!

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: Feb 24th, 2024
  • Pages: 58
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.00in - 0.12in - 0.15lb
  • EAN: 9798882719479
  • Categories: Children's Health