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Post by lohita » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:18 am

what is ALD? how can we avoid this ? :?:

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Post by Chris4 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:50 am

Do you mean Adrenoleukodystrophy? Its a genetic disorder so you are born with it. Although the childhood form is more severe there is also an adult-onset form. So I dont see how you can avoid it. Do a search on google for it if you want to know more.

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Post by biostudent84 » Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:04 am

http://www.aldfoundation.org/materials.html

It looks like stem cells (or bone marrow transplants; effectively hematopoetic stem cell transplants) are successful, when done properly. Unfortunately, the procedure has a 40% mortality rate.

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Post by lohita » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:21 pm

Chris4 wrote:Do you mean Adrenoleukodystrophy? Its a genetic disorder so you are born with it. Although the childhood form is more severe there is also an adult-onset form. So I dont see how you can avoid it. Do a search on google for it if you want to know more.


i found some think about Lorenzo's oil. This oil can be some what helpful for this disorder.
thanks for ur suggestion :D

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Post by DevGrp » Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:42 pm

Or do you mean "Alcoholic liver disease"?

And the treatment is not drinking so much!

On a positive note it now seems that Lorenzos oil might actually work

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn2851

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