In recent years, World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day has emerged as a significant global event that brings attention to the challenges faced by millions of individuals affected by these debilitating conditions. Observed on May 19th each year, this awareness day serves as a catalyst for education, support, and advocacy to improve the lives of... Continue Reading →
What is Hypophosphatasia?
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare genetic disorder that affects bone and dental development. It is caused by mutations in the ALPL gene, which codes for the tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase enzyme (TNSALP). TNSALP is involved in the mineralization of bones and teeth, and a deficiency of this enzyme can lead to a wide range of symptoms.... Continue Reading →
Vitamin B6 and Hypophosphatasia
Vitamin B6: Patient’s with Hypophosphatasia (HPP) typically have high levels of Vitamin B6 in their blood. The level is not just high, it can be 5 to 6 times higher than the upper limit and because this is very common in HPP patients it is often used as a tool to help when diagnosing HPP.... Continue Reading →
This post is part of a paid sponsorship by Ferring Pharmaceuticals. All opinions are my own. As you all know, my wife and I faced infertility over the last couple of years and this was one of the toughest situations our marriage had to go through to date. We tried absolutely everything to get pregnant,... Continue Reading →
Reddit AMA GradSchool & IBD- Proof!
Hey guys! Today at 3PM EST Bentley and I (Aaron) are holding a reddit AMA about pursuing a PhD and having IBD as a part of IBD Awareness week! With that, we have to provide proof that we are actually the ones hosting the AMA so we took pictures! We hope you can join us!... Continue Reading →