Wilson's Disease (Holistic)
About This Condition
An excess of copper in the body can lead to a long list of health problems. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
About This Condition
Wilson's disease is a genetic disorder that results in excessive accumulation of copper in many parts of the body, particularly the liver.
This condition is readily treatable, but if Wilson's disease is left untreated, it can be fatal.
Wilson's disease is initially silent and may first be noticed as fatigue, absent menstrual periods in premenopausal women, or repeated and unexplained spontaneous abortions. In more advanced stages, there may be headaches, tremors, uncoordinated limb movements, unsteady gait, drooling, difficulty swallowing, and joint pain. There also may also be strange thought patterns with unusual behaviors.
The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.
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