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Is there a cure for Fabry disease?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There is no cure for Fairy disease, but there are steps you can take to minimize its symptoms and slow its progress. The most helpful step is undergoing enzyme replacement therapy every other week.  Additionally, you can take medication to treat pain, protein in the urine, and decrease stroke risk. You can also adopt healthy dietary and lifestyle habits, including getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding smoking. More extreme steps include dialysis and surgical procedures like heart or kidney transplants.

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