Behind The Mystery
Behind the Mystery is a recurring series on The Balancing Act devoted to advocating for rare and genetic diseases. The series clarifies the often-complex issues by offering easy-to-understand explanations from top experts in the field through partnerships with foundations and pharmaceutical companies. We amplify the voices of patients, families, and advocates affected by rare diseases via our national television platform.
Behind The Mystery is a proud media partner of NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders).
APDS is caused by a genetic mutation in the PIK3CD or PIK3R1 gene that leads to high activity levels on the P13K delta protein, which leads to a weakened immune system and autoimmune disease.
Up next on The Balancing Act, we're going Behind the Mystery of APDS. Plus, how to fit the perfect-fitting bra and how to prepare a filet mignon like a professional chef!
Gaucher disease can cause a variety of symptoms, from an enlarged liver and spleen to skeletal problems, blood disorders, neurological complications, respiratory problems, and more. It can also have emotional implications.
Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) can result in excessive bleeding resulting in nose bleeds which are hard to stop, a skin rash of small red dots, extreme tiredness, excessive bruising, and more.
In the United States, diseases that affect less than 200,000 people are classified as “rare.” However, like anything else, when something is put in that category, it generally gets less attention and less awareness. There are over 7,000 rare diseases, and they affect 300-million people worldwide. Behind The Mystery is a segment on The Balancing […]
Wilson disease is a rare, inherited disorder in which the body's ability for removing excess copper is diminished. Over time, this results in copper levels building up in the liver, brain, and other organs.
Executive Director of the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS) Foundation Dr. Tracy Dixon-Salazar shares what the foundation is doing to help those with LGS.
Celebrating Rare Disease Day. Plus, a sit-down interview with Tracy Dixon-Salazar from the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation & how the Scleroderma Research Foundation is honoring its founder in a big way.
In 1987, scleroderma patient Sharon Monsky founded the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) with the purpose of finding a cure. Although she passed away from disease complications in 2002, her mission lives on today.