It takes a team of specialists to help manage Fabry disease symptoms.
Moving forward: Assembling your care team
The earlier Fabry disease is recognized, the sooner monitoring and management can begin. Since Fabry disease is progressive, monitoring your symptoms can help you understand how the disease affects your body.
Your doctors can tell you about therapies available to help manage your Fabry disease symptoms. Since most of the symptoms of Fabry disease are caused by the build-up of globotriaosylceramide (GL-3) within various organs of the body, it is often necessary to manage these symptoms on a system-by-system basis, consulting with specialists at different times for each affected organ. Your care team may include:
- Audiologist — specialist in diagnosing, managing, and treating hearing, balance, and ear problems
- Cardiologist — heart doctor
- Gastroenterologist — specialist in digestive organs, including the stomach, bowels, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder
- Nephrologist — kidney doctor
- Neurologist — specialist in the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and nerves
- Otolaryngologist or ENT (ear, nose, and throat doctor) — specialist in the ears, nose, throat, sinuses, head, neck, and respiratory system
- Psychologist, psychiatrist, or mental health counselor — work with people with mental health challenges
“Be an advocate for yourself. Find a support group…where you can open up and say how you’re feeling and ask questions.”
Jodie, living with Fabry disease.
The importance of regular monitoring
Fabry disease can affect your whole body. It’s important to stick to regularly scheduled appointments with all of the healthcare professionals your doctor recommends to monitor your symptoms and your condition.
Keep track of your disease progression.
The Schedule of Assessments helps you and your doctor monitor your Fabry disease. Staying with your recommended assessment schedule enables you and your doctor to monitor the progression of your disease and the effectiveness of disease management activities.
Fabry Schedule of Assessments Health Tracker
Understanding Fabry Disease: The Importance of Health Management
Participate in your healthcare management
Stay in close contact with your HCP about your condition and report any new or worsening symptoms. Regular monitoring can help your healthcare team provide the personalized care you need.
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