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TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ALPORT SYNDROME • WOMEN

1

You are not alone!

There are tens of thousands of people all over the world living satisfying, productive lives who also have this kidney disease.

2

YOU ARE NOT A “CARRIER”.

You are a patient and should be followed by a nephrologist and possibly treated to slow the progression of your disease. Some medical professionals may not be up to date with current research about women and Alport syndrome.

3

You can help your kidneys stay as healthy as possible

You can help your kidneys stay as healthy as possible with some nutrition and lifestyle choices recommended by medical professionals.

4

Alport syndrome is a genetic disease and there are several types

It can be helpful to know your genetic type for treatment and family planning.

5

There is great reason to be hopeful about your future!

Click here to learn about important clinical trials working toward better treatments and possible cures for Alport syndrome:

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For more information about Women and Alport Syndrome, watch this video presentation by Dr. Michelle Rheault from the  University of Minnesota who serves on the Alport Syndrome Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board.

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