Wilson's disease is a genetic/inherited disease which affects women and men equally. It is caused by the build-up of copper is certain organs such as the liver and the brain. Roughly 1 in 30,000 people suffer from this disease. Symptoms generally occur between ages 5 and 35.
The disease is treated through medication, these include:
It can also be managed through dietary changes, this will include low copper meals.
- weight loss
- nausea and loss of appetite
- muscle cramps