Fabry Disease, something you may not have heard of, is a genetic inherited disorder that affects the kidneys, heart and brain. Fabry disease is caused by the lack of or a faulty enzyme needed to metabolize lipids, fat-like substances that include oils, waxes, and fatty acids. Lori interviews Dr. David G. Warnock, leading nephrologist and professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, to spread awareness of this disease and to learn about some of the symptoms. Dr. Warnock emphasizes the importance of being your own advocate and in this interview explains what it’s all about.
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More about Fabry disease: What Researchers Are Learning about Fabry Disease
Hosted By Lori Hartwell
Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.
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