Wilson's Disease

About- Wilson's disease also known as hepatolenticular degeneration, and progressive lenticular degeneration, is a rare inherited disorder that causes copper to accumulate in the vital organs including liver and brain

Symptoms-
Symptoms of copper accumulation in the liver:
 Weakness and tiredness
 Unintended weight loss
 Nausea & vomiting
 Lack of appetite
 Itching
 Jaundice
 Edema
 Abdominal pain and bloating
 Spider angiomas, or visible branch-like blood vessels on the skin
 Muscle cramps
 
Symptoms of copper accumulation in the brain-
 Memory, speech, or vision impairment
 Uncontrolled movements or muscle stiffness
 Migraines
 Drooling
 Insomnia
 Personality disorder
 Depression and mood swings
 Difficulties in daily activities
 
Symptoms of Copper accumulation in other organs-
 Bluish discoloration in the nails
 Kidney stones
 Premature osteoporosis, or lack of bone density
 Arthritis
 Menstrual irregularities
 Low blood pressure

Causes-
Wilson's disease is inherited and happens due to the mutation in the ATP7B gene, which codes for copper transportation, 

Specialists to visit
 Hepatologist
 Gastroenterologist
 Medical Geneticist

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.wilsonsdisease.org/
https://www.niddk.nih.gov

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