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Galactosemia is an internal disorder and is caused due to genetic or hereditary reasons. The disorder itself is a metabolism defect and the affected individual’s system fails to convert the sugar contained in milk (galactose) into glucose, which is essential for the body. Under medical circles, this condition is often referred to as Classic Galactosemia.
HOW IS GALACTOSEMIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Galactosemia in infants is routinely done if symptoms are detected. Prenatal testing is done in case of a family history of Galactosemia. General physician may order for a blood test in adults suspected of being affected by Galactosemia
HOW IS GALACTOSEMIA TREATED?
The preferred treatment for Galactosemia in babies is to stop all food that may contain lactose or galactose in them. This rules out all milk, including mother’s milk and milk based products. This restriction will have to be carried on till the child reaches adulthood. Some vitamin supplements may also be recommended.
DID YOU KNOW?
Galactosemia is often confused with lactose intolerance