Keeping your body cool when your sweat glands are missing or don’t work can be a daily challenge. Our new library article explains all about sweat glands and how they work – or don’t. Learn about hypohidrosis, the signs of overheating and ways to stay cool. Families weigh in on what’s working for them.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is dominating the news the past few weeks as more cases are being reported around the world. We reached out to one of our medical advisers to ask whether individuals affected by ectodermal dysplasias have any special considerations to take in regard to the virus. Here’s what we learned.
Markus Kappen can’t sweat but hasn’t let that stop him from competing in triathlons. He says that you don’t choose your passion. Passion chooses you without you even noticing. In this inspirational story, he shares what he’s learned, the obstacles he overcame and what his next passion looks like.
A teenager from Wisconsin captures national award for his courage to share his struggles with ectodermal dysplasias and create change.
Possible ectodermal dysplasia. Genetic. Life-long battle. These are not the words a parent wants to hear about their sweet little girl. But, Ashley Braden heard them and she cried. Then she reached out to the NFED for help.
Nikko is a lucky little boy whose family has rallied around him with love and support. Grandpa David and uncle Paul headed off to an NFED Family Conference in search of answers. They found those…and so much more. Find out what they learned and how they are giving back.
Cyprian Katongo encourages others affected by ectodermal dysplasia to be who they are and not give in to the bullies who may diss them. Whether you live in Africa, the United States or somewhere else, he has a message of hope for you.
In recent years, we have learned that one gene is now the cause for three different types of ectodermal dysplasia. Learn more about the gene called WNT10A and how it manifests.