Managing and living with Gaucher

Once you have been diagnosed with Gaucher disease you will often be treated in a specialist treatment centre. You will need to go through a number of tests to find out exactly how the disease is affecting you as it affects individuals differently. These tests could include:

  • blood tests
  • imaging tests (MRI, CT, X-rays)
  • lung tests
  • brain scans.

Once doctors know more about your individual Gaucher disease they can then plan your management and treatment of the disease. This may include a range of treatments to help manage different symptoms of the disease. 

For more information about treatment for Gaucher disease, you should consult your doctor. In case you experience any adverse event during any treatment for Gaucher disease, please contact your treating physician immediately.

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Taking care of your family members who have Gaucher disease isn't always easy. Here are some resources with more information for patients and care givers.