Stronger Together

Mel's podcast with Jess from Metabolic Support UK


As part of Phase 2 of the I am number 17 campaign, Mel speaks to Jess Doyle from Metabolic Support UK about living with hypophosphatasia, the work of Metabolic Support UK and their participation in the I am number 17 campaign.

Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is an inherited metabolic bone disease that results from low levels of an enzyme called alkaline phosphatase (ALP). The signs and symptoms of hypophosphatasia vary widely and can appear anywhere from before birth to adulthood, but may include poor feeding and respiratory problems in infancy; short stature; weak and soft bones; short limbs; other skeletal abnormalities; and hypercalcemia.

Below you will find the podcast episode, and you can read Mel’s full experience here.

This podcast was recorded remotely. All experiences of HPP described within the podcast are based on Mel’s experiences only and the experiences of others may differ.

To learn more about Metabolic Support UK please go to

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