Teagan Kress

What is tay-sachs?

Tay-Sachs disease is a rare genetic disorder most commonly found in babies as little as 6 months. It results when an enzyme used to break down fatty substances (lipids) is absent from the body. Symptoms caused by Tay-Sachs will only get worse with age for many whom are struggling with the disease. Although it's most commonly found in children, symptoms of Tay-Sachs may begin to occur as late as one's mid-thirties.

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