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How is chronic acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD) treated?

To treat chronic acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD)  people will have appointments with a specialist team at the hospital, including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, and occupational therapists. A physiotherapist will show them some exercises to help keep their bones strong and their lungs healthy. A dietitian helps people make sure they're eating all the right foods. A healthy diet gives people more energy to grow, learn, exercise, and have fun. An occupational therapist can help with any challenges people have at home, work, or school. People can talk to anyone on the team if they have any worries. The hospital team will also make sure people have any medicines they need.

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