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Galactosemia signs

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: Infants with unrecognized galactosemia usually have problems with feeding and do not grow as well. Untreated, infants can develop cataracts, liver dis... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See Below:: A female with galactosemia is at increased risk for premature ovarian insufficiency/failure.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No:: Galactosemia is treated by removing foods that contain galactose from the diet. Foods containing lactose, thereby containing galactose, should be avoi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Infantile cataracts: Milk sugar is converted into galactose and this, under genetic control, is converted into glucose, the fuel of the brain. In this disease the gene is ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Missing enzyme: Gene defects can be passed from unaffected parents to their kids if it takes 2 pieces, one from each parent, for the mistake to cause symptoms.In gala... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Von Reuss: a doctor, noted in 1908 the presence of galactose in the urine of a baby with failure to thrive and enlargement of the liver and spleen. The galactose... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
If genes present: Galactosemia ( presence of excessive galactose in the blood) can develop in an infant born without the genes that codes for galactase, the enzyme that... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: Classic galactosemia occurs in approximately 1 of 60, 000 live births. However, the reported incidence of galactosemia varies geographically from 1 in... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Watch the diet: Most babies with galactosemia do great if they stick to a specific diet. In particular, avoiding regular cow's milk is very important. For this condit... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No good answer.: It is just a statistical fact. Geneticists may have a possible answer in the future, but there is no medical reason I am aware of. Of course it is ide... Read More
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