Familial Lipid Disorders

Top of the page Familial Lipid Disorders Topic Overview A familial lipid disorder is a condition that runs in families. It causes very high levels of cholesterol. This condition can cause a person to get coronary artery disease (CAD) while still young. Because...

PKU Diet

Top of the page PKU Diet Topic Overview A low-protein diet is the main treatment for phenylketonuria (PKU). This is because people who have PKU lack an enzyme to properly process the amino acid phenylalanine, a part of protein. Phenylalanine is present in all protein...

Sickle Cell Disease: Preventing Problems and Staying Healthy

Top of the page Sickle Cell Disease: Preventing Problems and Staying Healthy Topic Overview Home treatment for sickle cell disease includes steps you can take not only to control pain symptoms but also to prevent some of the complications caused by the disease. These...

Acquired von Willebrand Disease

Top of the page Acquired von Willebrand Disease Topic Overview Acquired von Willebrand disease is a rare bleeding disorder that might be caused by other medical problems or medicines. It prevents blood from clotting properly. It is rarer than the inherited form of von...

Down Syndrome, Ages 13 to 21

Top of the page Down Syndrome, Ages 13 to 21 Topic Overview If your child with Down syndrome is an adolescent or young adult between the ages of 13 and 21, you will likely have ongoing questions and concerns. Your doctor can help answer your questions. And he or she...
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