Rep Brown increasing HHP awareness

Rep. Adam Brown testifies in committee about HHP
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare disease that an estimated 70% of our medical professionals are not even aware exists. By raising awareness and educating the public, it is our goal to effect earlier diagnosis and treatment of HPP.”Rep. Adam Brown

Rep. Brown says he was first made aware of HPP through a local area family whose three-year-old son was recently diagnosed with the disease. It is estimated that 1 in 100,000 newborns are born with HPP.   

With almost all forms of HPP, bones become soft because they cannot absorb important minerals like calcium and phosphorous; in some people, this can cause problems with bone growth and strength and lead to broken bones and bone pain.  Read more of the story.