Wilson's Disease

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Wilson's disease is a genetic/inherited disease which affects women and ment equally. It is caused by the build up of copper is certian 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: Penicillamine, Trientine, Zinc acetate. It can also be managed through dietary changes, this will include low copper meals.

Symptoms include:

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