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Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency – Rare but Treatable

Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency – Rare but Treatable

Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency (LAL) is a rare, genetic condition that causes individuals to have buildup of fatty material in their cells. Most people will have symptoms by the age of 5. What is Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency (LAL)? The two forms of lysosomal acid deficiency were once thought...

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Gaucher Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, & Patient Stories

Gaucher Disease: Diagnosis, Treatment, & Patient Stories

Receiving a Gaucher disease diagnosis can be overwhelming. Gaucher can have many different symptoms, meaning there may be a lengthy diagnosis process.  Luckily, with modern medicine and treatment, Gaucher disease is treatable. If you are living with or recently...

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Chronic Illness and Depression

Chronic Illness and Depression

*PSI does not give medical advice. The information below should not be substituted for that of a mental health or medical professional. Please speak to your medical provider if you are experiencing symptoms of depression or any other condition.* After a chronic...

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CML – Leukemia Patient Stories

CML – Leukemia Patient Stories

Being diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) can seem like an endless road with infinite steps. Luckily, for anyone battling leukemia, there is hope.  CML, a type of leukemia that starts in blood-forming cells within bone marrow, is a rare cancer that...

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