Editor’s Choice: Acromegaly, Cystic Fibrosis and Hereditary Tyrosinemia

Happy Friday!

This week we have a moving patient story about how one mother’s pregnancy led to an acromegaly diagnosis. Also, have you heard of Hereditary Tyrosinemia Type 1? If not, we’ve prepared a crash course on this rare condition. And, finally, May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. If you’re looking for ways to help out, we’ve got some ideas here.

 

Patient Story: My Journey with Acromegaly and Motherhood

“At the time, it seemed like all my symptoms were triggered or related to my pregnancy, and everyone told me that this was a temporary phase and would go away once I had the baby.”

 

Rare Disease Classroom: What Is Hereditary Tyrosinemia Type 1?

If HT-1 is untreated, tyrosine and its byproducts build up in tissues and organs, which leads to serious medical problems.

 

Here’s How to Help During Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Cystic fibrosis is a type of genetic disorder which can have impacts throughout the body, but it is most characterized by the build up of abnormally thick, sticky mucus in the lungs.

 


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