Hepatolenticular Degeneration Treatment
General treatment for Wilson's disease includes medications that bind copper in the intestines, or medications that help remove it from the bloodstream. Medications that bind copper in the bloodstream are called chelating agents. The chelating agents make it possible for the copper to be filtered by your kidneys and excreted into your urine.
Specific treatment for Wilson's disease may include:
- Reduce copper in the diet:
- Avoid animal liver, shellfish, chocolate, peas, and dried beans.
- Medications (chelating agents) that help remove copper from the body:
- Medications that stop the intestines from absorbing copper:
- Pyridoxine (Nestrex)
- Dimercaprol (BAL)
- Liver disease diet
Treatment for someone with liver failure from Wilson's disease includes:
- Liver transplant
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