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What lifestyle changes may help with Gaucher disease?

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Gaucher disease can lead to enlarged liver and spleen, bone problems, and other symptoms. It happens when your body lacks enough of an enzyme that helps break down a fatty chemical.

Both kids and adults with Gaucher should eat a healthy diet with foods rich in vitamin D and calcium to help keep bones strong, and get regular exercise.

Vitamin D, calcium, or other supplements may help ease Gaucher symptoms too. Your doctor may recommend them if they think you're not getting enough in your diet.

From: Treatments for Gaucher Disease WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Gaucher Disease: Treatments and drugs."

National Gaucher Foundation.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes.

Gaucher Association: "What is Type 3 Gaucher Disease?"

Genetic Disease Foundation.

Eghbali-Fatourechi, G. , published online December 2014. Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders

National Gaucher Foundation of Canada: "Treatment Options."

Cochrane Review 2017.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 05, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Gaucher Disease: Treatments and drugs."

National Gaucher Foundation.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes.

Gaucher Association: "What is Type 3 Gaucher Disease?"

Genetic Disease Foundation.

Eghbali-Fatourechi, G. , published online December 2014. Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders

National Gaucher Foundation of Canada: "Treatment Options."

Cochrane Review 2017.

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 05, 2018

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