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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 15, 2016 09:47 AM
From: Representative Robert Freeman
To: All House members
Subject: Recognizing March as Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) Awareness Month
In the near future, I intend to introduce a resolution that would recognize March 2016 as Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD) Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

Fibromuscular Dysplasia, commonly referred to as FMD, is a rare disease that causes abnormal cell development in the artery wall. As a result, areas of narrowing, aneurysms, or tears may occur. FMD patients often present the same symptoms that affect the general population, including high blood pressure, headaches, and dizziness. While there has been little progress in understanding the disease, experts have found that FMD is far more commonly seen in women than in men. Currently, women comprise 90% of patients diagnosed with FMD.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this resolution so we can help raise public and physician awareness of FMD, as well as increase patient support.

If you have any questions regarding this legislation, please contact Danielle Brown in my office at 783-3815 or dbrown@pahouse.net.

Introduced as HR661