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?
Diagnosis of the same is done by a general physician on the basis of the symptoms but blood test is conducted to check the presence of these enzymes.
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?
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.