Galactosemia

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Galactosemia

Galactosemia

SignsHepatomegaly- enlarged liver Ascites-Fluid in the abdomenHypolycemia- Low blood sugar Amino acids in the urine and/ or blood plasma (amino aciduries)

Galactosemia

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Galactosemia is a disorder that affects how the body process a simple sugar called Glactose.People with Galactosemia are unable to fully break down the simple sugar Glactose.

Symptoms of Galactosemia

Lethargy, is when you have lack of energy or a lack of interest in doing anything.

Convulsion is when a person's body shakes rapidly and incontrollably, and a person muscle contracts and relax repeatedly

Irritability is a feeling of agitation that can occur when someone is provoked.

TreatmentAvoid all milk containing product and also dry milk. Also anything that includes Galactose.

Prevention

Family generation of Galactosemia should do genetic consoling when deciding to have children. Genetic Counselling helps making decisions about pregnancy and parental testing.


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