Why Your Family History Is Important To Your Doctor

Your family history regarding health issues is important to share with your doctor.  All those questions about your relatives’ health conditions can seem like a bother, but they help your doctor know what to be on the lookout for with you. For example, if your father has high blood pressure, your doctor will want to keep…

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Gaucher Disease: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

Gaucher disease increases fatty substances in your spleen, liver, and bone marrow due to a dysfunction of the glucocerebrosidase enzyme. The organs enlarge and fail. In addition, these fatty substances can also build up in bone tissue, thereby increasing the risk of fractures. There are three main types of Gaucher’s disease. Type 1 is the…

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