by Calvin Bonares A2

What is ALD?

A genetic disorder that causes damage to the Mylein sheath (an insulatin membrane that surrounds nerve cells in the brain)

Here are some signs and symptoms of ALD

It affects muscle control causing paralysis, seizures, crossed eyes, difficulty or loss of hearing, muscle spasms, difficulty swallowing, poor vision, overall muscle weakness, difficulty urinating, and more...

Any possible treatments?

Maintain the condition or manage the symptoms of ALD

Primarily, get diagnosed early via blood tests. Otherwise, ALD can be mananged with steroids for inflammation; better diet with low levels of VLCF and take Lorenzo's oil; other medications such as anti-seizures, muscle relaxers, pain meds