For individuals with kidney problems, a low protein diet may be recommended. Support from friends and family can help with the emotional difficulties, such as depression, that are often seen in individuals with a chronic illness. Pain management is also an issue for many individuals with Fabry disease. Avoidance of strenuous activity, stress, sun exposure, and temperature extremes can help reduce the frequency and severity of pain. Drinking more water in hot weather and during physical activity can minimize the likelihood of heat exhaustion. Individuals with Fabry disease may also wish to avoid smoking, as it can make lung symptoms worse.
Last updated: 7/8/2015
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