Adrenoleuk-odystrophy

A deadly and incurable hereditary disease

About this Genetic disease also known as ALD

The disease is worse to males because it is linked to the x chromosome. Females show milder symptoms and act as carriers for this genetic disease.There is no cure for this disease but there are treatments that can lessen symptoms. These treatments are bone marrow transplants, Lorenzo's oil, physical therapy, medications and a diet. This disease happens when your ALDP isn't breaking down fatty acids and the fatty acids begin to strip the myelin off of your nerves so your nerves can't conduct signals to the brain. There is no prevention for ALD but by Villus sampling we can determine if the baby is affected or not before it is born. Child ALD victims usually last 10 years after diagnosed until death.
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