Living with Gaucher Disease
Receiving a diagnosis of Gaucher disease can be a life-altering event for patients and their families. After the initial feelings of shock, despair, sorrow, hopelessness, and anger somewhat subside, individuals generally regain their footing and consider how to deal with this new aspect of their lives. The resources in this section are intended to help you and your family cope with Gaucher disease in your everyday life.
Did You Know?
Gaucher disease was first described in 1882 by French physician, Philippe Charles Ernest Gaucher, after he evaluated a deceased 32-year-old woman with an enlarged spleen, one of the disorder's distinguishing signs.
For more than a decade, the Gaucher Registry has been a global resource to the medical and patient communities, helping to improve outcomes in patients with Gaucher disease. Learn more about participating in the Gaucher Registry »