Hepatic fibrosis renal cysts mental retardation

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Hepatic fibrosis renal cysts mental retardation

Hepatic fibrosis - renal cysts - mental retardation is a rare form of intellectual disability mainly characterized by below-average mental ability, accumulation of liver scar tissue, and cysts in the kidneys. Large amounts of liver scar tissues suggests that many liver cells are dying and that the liver is inflammed. This can lead to the liver functioning properly and not be able to perform important tasks for the body, such as regulating the blood, digesting nutrients, producing fat molecules and breaking down toxic molecules. Additionally, cysts in the kidney can lead to loss of kidney function. Individuals may have problems with urination and eliminating toxic substances out of the body. Intellectual disability may cause individuals to have problems with reasoning and solving problems, as well as performing day-to-day tasks. The disorder is often diagnosed early in childhood, since the symptoms are very apparent. Slow mastering of basic tasks, and having difficulty remembering things may also suggest this disorder in children. Treatment is developed on a case-by-case basis and depends on the specific needs of the patient. Doctors may suggest patients undergo surgery to remove kidney cysts, although this is usually not necessary. In more severe cases, patients may have to undergo dialysis for blood cleansing purposes. Doctors may also encourage patients to live a healthier lifestyle, avoiding alcohol and tylenol, to help with the healing of the liver. Doctors seek help from various therapists and community services to provide support and care for families affected by intellectual disability.

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Zellweger Baby Support Network

This organization was started by a small group of parents whose lives have been affected in some way by a rare disorder. Our gift, in honor of our children, was to start this site, so we can help families and to raise awareness of these rare disorders. If your child has been diagnosed with Zellweger syndrome, a peroxisomal disorder or another rare disorder, we are here to help you. You are not alone! Our mission is to promote, advance, and improve awareness of Zellweger syndrome and other peroxisomal disorders, to assist, support, and aid, financially or otherwise, individuals and families affected by Zellweger syndrome. We will help you learn more about these disorders. We will provide emotional support, and we can help you to create a journal site for your child so that family and friends can be kept up to date on your child. We will pray with you and for you as you journey through life with your special angel. We know this is a hard time for you; you want answers, informa

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Zellweger Baby Support Network

This organization was started by a small group of parents whose lives have been affected in some way by a rare disorder. Our gift, in honor of our children, was to start this site, so we can help families and to raise awareness of these rare disorders. If your child has been diagnosed with Zellweger syndrome, a peroxisomal disorder or another rare disorder, we are here to help you. You are not alone! Our mission is to promote, advance, and improve awareness of Zellweger syndrome and other peroxisomal disorders, to assist, support, and aid, financially or otherwise, individuals and families affected by Zellweger syndrome. We will help you learn more about these disorders. We will provide emotional support, and we can help you to create a journal site for your child so that family and friends can be kept up to date on your child. We will pray with you and for you as you journey through life with your special angel. We know this is a hard time for you; you want answers, informa

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