What Is Wilson Disease?

Q:
What is the definition of Wilson disease?

A:
Wilson disease is a genetic disease. It makes body unable to remove extra copper. While some copper is essential, too much copper will do harm. In Wilson disease, liver does not filter copper in a right way and copper builds up in the liver, brain, eyes and other organs. High copper level can cause fatal organ damage. Common symptoms include weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea,vomiting.

If you have a family history of Wilson disease, you need to consult your doctor and do testing. Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce or even prevent organ damage.

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