Fabry disease is a genetic condition that has the potential to affect most parts of the body causing a wide variety of possible symptoms. 1,2
Possible symptoms of Fabry
Fabry affects everyone differently, some people with Fabry experience no symptoms, others are severely affected, and everyone else falls somewhere in-between. 1
The type and severity of symptoms, as well as the age they develop, varies between individuals – even those within the same family. 5,8 This means, if you have Fabry, your experience could be very different from that of a relative with Fabry.
It is this variability of symptoms, as well as their overlap with more common conditions, combined with how rare Fabry is, that often makes getting a Fabry diagnosis difficult based on symptoms alone. 1,9,10
Fabry is a progressive disease, meaning it can get worse over time, potentially resulting in serious or life-threatening complications. However, this won’t be the case for everybody and early detection and treatment could potentially lead to a healthier future. 1,2,11,12