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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?
Galactosemia is a disorder that affects how the body processes a simple sugar called galactose. Galactosemia is an inherited disorder. This means it is passed down through families. If both parents carry a non working copy of the gene that can cause galactosemia, each of their children has a 25% chance of being affected with it. Symptoms of galactosemia are:
• Poor feeding -- baby refuses to eat formula containing milk
• Poor weight gain
• Yellow skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
HOW IS GALACTOSEMIA TREATED?
Treatment for Galactosemia is not easy and it usually includes an acute change in lifestyle and health habits. Because this problem starts from infancy, babies are unable to be breast-fed since the human milk also contains lactose. No other clinical treatments exist.
DID YOU KNOW?
People who are diagnosed early and strictly avoid milk products can live a relatively normal life. However, mild mental impairment may develop, even in people who avoid galactose.