Explaining Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Other Rare Diseases

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This hour-long documentary from Information Television Network focuses on four rare diseases: pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), Pompe disease, acute intermittent porphyria and urea cycle disorder.

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Rare diseases are often under-researched, difficult to diagnose and hard to treat. Many rare diseases have no cure, and often, no efficient treatments. The film focuses on families who have been affected by these mysterious diseases, as they explain the complicated diagnosis process they had to go through and the treatment they are undergoing.

Debbie Atkinson was a young and active grandmother before she was struck down with pulmonary arterial hypertension, and 35-year-old Jessie Follet was first misdiagnosed with epilepsy before she was given her childhood diagnosis of PAH, find out more about their stories.

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