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Which specialists can help you manage your symptoms of Pompe disease?

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Because Pompe disease can affect many parts of the body, it's best to see a team of specialists who know the disease well and can help you manage your symptoms. This might include:

  • A cardiologist (heart doctor)
  • A neurologist, who treats the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles
  • A respiratory therapist, who can help your lungs and breathing
  • A nutritionist, who can help you eat to stay healthy

From: Pompe Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

NINDS: "NINDS Pompe Disease Information Page."

NIH: "Pompe disease."

Genetics Home Reference: "Pompe disease."

Emory University: "Pompe Disease: What You Need to Know."

Kishnani, P. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C (Seminars in Medical Genetics), 2012.

AGSDUS: "Glycogen and Glycogen Storage Diseases" and "Type II Glycogen Storage Disease."

Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center: "Pompe Disease Clinical and Research Program."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 11, 2018

SOURCES:

NINDS: "NINDS Pompe Disease Information Page."

NIH: "Pompe disease."

Genetics Home Reference: "Pompe disease."

Emory University: "Pompe Disease: What You Need to Know."

Kishnani, P. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C (Seminars in Medical Genetics), 2012.

AGSDUS: "Glycogen and Glycogen Storage Diseases" and "Type II Glycogen Storage Disease."

Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center: "Pompe Disease Clinical and Research Program."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 11, 2018

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