Getting The Right Pompe Disease Treatment

Positively impacting the lives of people with Pompe

Have you heard of Pompe disease? Most people haven’t. Pompe disease is a rare genetic neuromuscular disorder caused by an excessive buildup and storage of glycogen in the muscle cells, resulting in degenerative muscle weakness. The muscle weakness can affect many different parts of the body and cause a variety of health problems.

Common symptoms of Late Onset Pompe Disease include:

o Difficulty walking
o Trouble breathing at night while laying down
o Falling asleep during the day
o Headache during the day
o Progressive muscle weakness
o Pompe disease is often misdiagnosed because many of its symptoms are shared with other more common diseases.

It’s a devastating medical mystery:  random symptoms that present in many common diseases; low awareness and misconceptions among physicians; rare incidence and lack of awareness about the disease’s existence.  Chances are you’ve never heard of Pompe disease – a degenerative, genetic neuromuscular disease.  But thanks to specialists like Dr. Barry Byrne, medical geneticist and Genzyme, leader in discovering and delivering transformative therapies for patients with rare genetic conditions, awareness of Pompe symptoms and disease management is growing.  By increasing awareness, physicians can achieve earlier diagnoses and patients can be armed with disease information, allowing them to more successfully self-advocate and manage Pompe disease treatment plan.


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Behind the Mystery of Pompe Disease

Positively Impacting The Lives Of People With Pompe

Have you heard of Pompe disease?

Most people haven’t. Pompe disease is a rare genetic neuromuscular disorder caused by an excessive buildup and storage of glycogen in the muscle cells, resulting in degenerative muscle weakness.

The muscle weakness can affect many different parts of the body and cause a variety of health problems.

Common symptoms of Late Onset Pompe Disease include:

o Difficulty walking
o Trouble breathing at night while laying down
o Falling asleep during the day
o Headache during the day
o Progressive muscle weakness
o Pompe disease is often misdiagnosed because many of its symptoms are shared with other more common diseases.

Symptoms of Infantile Onset Pompe Disease include:

o Breathing difficultes
o “Floppy” appearance
o Enlarged heart or other heart problems
o Failure to thrive
o Motoric milestones (rolling over, sitting up) delayed or unachieved

Once Pompe disease is suspected, doctors can perform a simple blood test that can quickly and accurately confirm the diagnosis.

Tune in to the Balancing Act on Lifetime on Tuesday, June 3rd and 10th, 2014 at 7:00 am (ET/PT) as Dr. Barry Byrne, MD, Ph.D, Director, University of Florida Powell Gene Therapy Center joins the “Behind the Mystery” series to discuss this rare and potentially life-threating disease along with sisters Emma and Maddie who are living with it.

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The Balancing Act® on Lifetime Talks Pompe Disease, Diagnostic Health Tests Online, and Anti-Aging Pet Supplement

Pompe Disease, PAML and Adaptogenerations take center stage on June 3rd show

(POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – PR LOG – May 31, 2014) Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® airing on the Lifetime® Channel will feature PAML and their online diagnostic health tests, dual segments on Pompe disease as part of the show’s “Behind the Mystery of RARE and Genetic Diseases” series, and an anti-aging supplement for pets. Make sure to tune in on Tuesday, June 3rd at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) as The Balancing Act hosts help jump start the day with in-depth conversation and trusted information to empower a woman’s life.

Don’t miss these featured segments taking center stage on The Balancing Act:

– Behind the Mystery of Pompe Disease
It’s a devastating medical mystery: random symptoms that present in many common diseases; low awareness and misconceptions among physicians; rare incidence and lack of awareness about the disease’s existence. Chances are you’ve never heard of Pompe disease – a degenerative, genetic neuromuscular disease. But thanks to specialists like Dr. Barry Byrne, medical geneticist, awareness of Pompe symptoms and disease management is growing. By increasing awareness, physicians can achieve earlier diagnoses and patients can be armed with disease information, allowing them to more successfully self-advocate and manage Pompe. http://www.pompe.com/

– Diagnostic Health Tests Online – with PAML
Consumers are more empowered than ever when it comes to their healthcare. Did you know that 52% of smart phone users have downloaded health apps onto their phones? Not only that,59% of adults have used the internet to find health information in the past year. Well now, it’s possible to order your own health diagnostics and screening tests online from the comfort of your own home. Dr. Francisco Velázquez from PAML joins us to explain how patients are empowering themselves and managing their health care with laboratory testing. http://www.gocinch.com

-Anti-Aging Pet Supplement Breakthrough – with Adaptogenerations
Pets are part of our families…so providing them with all the best options when it comes to their health only makes sense. Marcus Gitterle, Chief Clinical Officer of Adaptogenerations joins us to explain how with a simple, once daily application to your pet’s preferred food — dry or moist — Revitamal restores cellular energy, and the most powerful anti-oxidant function available, protecting your pet where they need it the most, the vulnerable cells and tissues where aging has the deepest effects! http://www.Revitamal.com

About The Balancing Act® on Lifetime® Television
Now in its 6th year, The Balancing Act continues to empower women in all aspects of their lives. The mission at The Balancing Act is simple – the show strives to help today’s modern woman balance it all by bringing them exceptional solutions to everyday problems. Entertaining, educational and trusted by women, viewers can tune in to America’s premier morning show The Balancing Act on weekday mornings at 7:00 am (ET/PT) airing on Lifetime television. For additional information or to view a segment visit: http://www.thebalancingact.com

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