This condition causes problems with the way your body gets rid of a certain kind of fat.
With all types of the disease, an enzyme needed to break down this fat in your body doesn't work right. The fat builds up, especially in your liver, spleen, and bone marrow, causing problems.
There are three main types of Gaucher's disease. Type 1 is the most common. If you have it, your symptoms may be mild, moderate, or severe. Some people have no symptoms at all. There are several treatments for type 1.