Something’s Not Right …

If you’re experiencing …

  • Bone & Joint Pain
  • Easy Bruising
  • Enlarged Live and/or Spleen
  • Nose Bleeds

… could it be Gaucher Disease?

Gaucher disease TYPE 1 is a rare genetic disorder that is easily detected with a blood test. It is more prevalent in the Ashkenazi Jewish community, but is not life-threatening and is not included in some Jewish genetic screenings. Once diagnosed, Gaucher disease can be treated with medication.

The symptoms of Gaucher disease (pronounced go-SHAY) often vary from person to person. While you may experience severe Gaucher disease symptoms, it is also possible to have no symptoms or signs at all. Treatment can reduce symptoms and prevent irreversible damage to your body.

What are the Symptoms of Gaucher Disease?

The most common symptoms of Gaucher Disease include:

  • Swollen belly (enlarged spleen and liver)
  • Easy bruising (low platelet count)
  • Bleeding that is difficult to stop
  • Anemia (low red blood counts)
  • Fatigue (excessive tiredness)
  • Bone pain/easily fractured bones
  • In some cases, respiratory problems

For more detailed information, click here to see all the symptoms of Gaucher Disease.

If you suspect you or a loved one has Gaucher disease, speak to your doctor or call The National Gaucher Foundation toll free at 800.504.3189.

Schedule a call to speak with Robin Ely, MD, Founder, Clinical Director and request a test kit.

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