Know your symptoms.

No symptom you're experiencing is unimportant. If you feel your symptoms have gotten worse over time, be sure to contact your doctor. Symptom progression is a hallmark of Pompe disease. For more information on the signs and symptoms of infantile-onset (IOPD) Pompe disease, visit Signs & Symptoms: IOPD. [LINK TO: 1.1.1 Signs and Symptoms: IOPD] For more information on the signs and symptoms of late-onset (LOPD) Pompe disease, visit Signs & Symptoms: LOPD [LINK TO: 1.2.1 Signs and Symptoms: LOPD].

It’s not in your head talk to your doctor about symptoms.

Although physical changes may seem unrelated, Pompe disease presents itself in many ways. To learn more about the diagnosis of infantile-onset Pompe disease, visit Diagnostic Journey: IOPD [LINK TO: 1.1.2 Diagnostic Journey: IOPD]. To learn more about the diagnosis of late-onset Pompe disease, visit Diagnostic Journey: LOPD [LINK TO: 1.2.2 Diagnostic Journey: LOPD]. Be sure to speak with your doctor and share the symptoms you have been experiencing.

Talk to your healthcare professional about getting tested.

There are several different tests that your doctor may use to narrow down the possible causes of your symptoms—from muscle strength, movement, and breathing tests to a specific, blood-based assay or genetic testing. Your doctor will determine which test is best for you. For more information on testing options for infantile-onset Pompe disease, visit Testing Options: IOPD [Link to: 1.1.3 Testing Options: IOPD]. For more information on testing options for late-onset Pompe disease, visit Testing Options: LOPD./P>