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Fabry disease is one of several genetic disorders known as lysosomal storage disorders.

Though its symptoms may be mistaken for more common complaints, Fabry disease is a serious condition that can worsen over time. This site is dedicated to supporting the Fabry community.

What causes Fabry Disease?

“You can't ignore the fact that you have it.  You just have to try to work it into your lifestyle the best you can."
– Chuck

For Family and Caregivers

Fabry disease is a rare inherited disorder that prevents the body from producing enough of an enzyme called alpha-galactosidase A, or alpha-GAL. Learn more about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis and testing, and strategies and resources for living with Fabry disease.

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For Friends and Coworkers

When you learn that a friend has a serious rare medical condition, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure how to help. What can you do? How will the strains of dealing with Fabry disease affect your friendship?

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Did You Know?

Fabry disease involves an altered gene. Women with Fabry disease have a 50% chance of passing an altered gene to their children. Men pass the gene to their daughters, but not their sons.

Learn about the genetics of Fabry disease