Saturday, October 10, 2009

women and A.L.D

Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is a deadly disease which affects the white matter of the brain and the adrenal glands. Most people are familiar with this disease from the movie "Lorenzo's Oil." For many years it was thought that women were only carriers of X-ALD. However, scientists found that approximately 20 % of the female carriers of (X-ALD) develop neurological symptoms. Decreased feeling in the legs have been the most common complaint. Now there are six types of Adrenoleukodystrophy, one of which is the kind which affects women.

The adrenal glands are important to life. A person can die if they are diseased or damaged. A woman can become infertile if the adrenals aren't working properly, or at the very least suffer some very uncomfortable symptoms.

Don't just take over the counter medicine for "adrenal fatigue." See a doctor. Your life is too important to trust it to chance.

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