Due to painstaking medical research, many diseases can often be addressed handily. However, mysterious, sometime called rare diseases can be very different.
Pompe Disease is a rare, neuromuscular disease, that can present in infancy, adulthood, or anywhere in between. Infants often experience weakness, enlargement of the tongue and thickening of the heart muscles, resulting in dangerous, sometime deadly consequences.
Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP) is a rare metabolic disease, causing a buildup of natural chemicals that keep red blood cells from working properly – including the transporting of life-sustaining oxygen to organs and tissues.
Urea Cycle Disorder is caused by the lack of one or more of the enzymes of the urea cycle pathway. Without these enzymes there is a buildup of harmful ammonia which can lead to cerebral edema, lethargy, anorexia, hypothermia, seizers, and coma.
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs due to a thickening of the very small pulmonary arteries. When this pressure is elevated, the heart works harder to pump blood to the lungs, creating dangerous situations, such as heart failure.
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