If you have just heard that you, a family member or a friend is suffering from Fabry disease, this is probably the first time you have this condition. Fabry disease is a relatively rare condition that is little known to the general public. Until recently, many health care experts knew little about the disease. It goes without saying that the lack of familiarity and information caused the necessary anxiety in families where someone was suffering from Fabry disease.
A lot has changed in recent years. Doctors and other health professionals now pay more attention to Fabry disease. The condition is gradually becoming an important research topic mainly in the field of genetics and nephrology (the science of kidney and kidney disease) but also of cardiology and neurology. The research conducted over decades has led to new treatment methods, including drug development, which can slow or alter the course of the disease and prevent organ damage.
People suffering from Fabry disease and their relatives can now rely on a wide range of resources and support services. This website has been specially developed to help you and your family to discuss Fabry disease with your doctor and other health professionals. Here you will find an overview of Fabry disease, the effect the disease has on the people suffering from it, how you can deal with symptoms and which options are available for treatment and support.