What is Fabry's disease?

Fabry disease is a rare genetic disorder that causes a lack of or decreased amount of alpha-galactosidase-A, an enzyme that is needed for the body to break down a specific type of fat. As a result, this fat can accumulate throughout the body which can lead to complications with many organs.

How do members experience Fabry's disease?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with Fabry's disease*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for Fabry's disease*

Who has Fabry's disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 10
40s 23
50s 15
60s 13
70+ 3

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 21
Female 45