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Galactosemia is a rarely occurring genetic metabolic disorder where the body is unable to metabolise the sugar galactose aptly. This is problem that is inherited and thus cannot be prevented. The most common symptoms of the same include extreme urination, vomiting, seizure, etc. It can also cause renal failure and lead to brain damage too.
HOW IS GALACTOSEMIA DIAGNOSED?
Because it affects babies, the General Physician will depend on the report from the mother to make a diagnosis of the condition in the child. Blood test will reveal the nature of the condition but in several cases, further confirmatory tests are conducted to confirm the diagnosis. Other criteria like poor weight gain etc can also be employed by the doctors.
HOW IS GALACTOSEMIA TREATED?
The only way to treat Galactosemia is to eliminate galactose and lactose from the diet. Despite diet changes some individuals affected with Galactosemia experience long-term complications like speech difficulties, neurological impairment and ovarian failure.
DID YOU KNOW?
That this condition, Galactosemia, is a rare disorder and is based on the presence of the same set of genes between the mother and the affected child.