The Gaucher Disease Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the National Gaucher Foundation. It is intended to provide basic information about Gaucher Disease as well as to help those with Gaucher Disease find assistance paying for their medications.
The National Gaucher Foundation was established in 1984 with three goals: to find the cause of Gaucher disease, to develop a cure and to promote research and awareness of the disease. Following the determination of the cause and the creation of a treatment, the Foundation expanded its programs to include education and financial assistance for those living with Gaucher disease. Today, the National Gaucher Foundation is the only independent, not-for-profit educational organization in America that caters to individuals and families with the disease.
Gaucher disease is the most prevalent Lysosomal Storage Disorder (LSD) in the world and is present in approximately 1 in 40,000 live births. This disease occurs when a lipid called glucosylceramide accumulates in the bone marrow, lungs, spleen, liver and sometimes the brain. Depending on the type, Gaucher disease symptoms can include fatigue, anemia, easy bruising and bleeding, severe bone pain and easily broken bones, distended stomach due to an enlarged spleen and more. Today, there are may options, tool, treatments and programs available for those with Gaucher disease. Learn more about Gaucher disease treatments, symptoms and programs at www.gaucherdisease.org or by clicking the menus below.
The National Gaucher Foundation and NeedyMeds neither promote nor endorse the therapies listed below nor the supporters of this page. This page is for educational purposes only.
Medications used in the treatment of Gaucher Disease
Click on the drug name to see what programs are available for the drug: