Important to Know
Your doctor needs information

Tracking what your symptoms are and how often you experience them helps your healthcare provider diagnose LAL-D.

Diagnosis made by a finger prick

A simple blood test measures the amount of LAL activity in the blood.

Talk To Your Doctor About LAL-D

When speaking to your doctor, know the signs and symptoms of LAL-D. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: disintended abdomen (large belly size), stomach pain and/or cramps, nausea, frequent vomiting, frequent/watery diarrhea, and constipation. In order to help them diagnosis or rule out LAL-D, you should be able to tell you doctor:

When the symptoms started
How long the symptoms last
How often the symptoms occur
Myth

LAL-D in children and adults is not severe.

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Fact

LAL-D is a potentially life-threatening disease that can cause continually worsening damage to many organs throughout the body. Nearly half of LAL-D patients progress to liver disease or transplant within 3 years of symptom onset.

Diagnosed with LAL-D? Take Action!

Now that you understand what LAL-D is and how it can affect the body, it’s up to you to take action. Since LAL-D is genetic and progressively affects multiple organs, early management of the disease may reduce the risk of serious complications in the future. Talk with your doctor about the best way to manage LAL-D.

Also, if you have received a diagnosis, it is important to make sure the rest of your family gets screened for LAL-D. There’s a chance that other members of your family could have it, too.