Von Hippel-Lindau Disease
- Vision problems
- Difficulty walking
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- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- Having regular screening tests to detect VHL complications early.
- Watching carefully for any suspicious symptoms and getting treatment as soon as they occur.
Taking steps to reduce your risk of the cancers associated with VHL:
- Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables
- Do not smoke
- Avoid alcohol or drink moderately (Maximum of 2 drinks per day for men and 1 drink per day for women)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov
VHL Alliance http://www.vhl.org
Canadian Cardiovascular Society http://www.ccs.ca
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada http://www.heartandstroke.ca
Basic facts about VHL. VHL Alliance website. Available at: http://www.vhl.org/wordpress/patients-caregivers/basic-facts-about-vhl. Updated May 9, 2013. Accessed August 7, 2013.
Gläsker S, Neumann HPH, Koch CA, Vortmeyer AO. Von Hippel Lindau syndrome. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279124. Accessed August 5, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 06/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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