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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Galactose Restriction (Overview)

Milk and milk products contain the sugar galactose. For babies who cannot tolerate galactose, this means avoiding breast milk and typical milk-based formulas. They can take some lactose-free formulas, including soy formulas or some hydrolysate formulas.


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What types of inherited metabolic disorders?

What types of inherited metabolic disorders?

Many types: Metabolic syndrome is insidious. Many features of disease are initially asymptomatic. High blood pressure in early stages is not perceived. Cholesterol issues are asymptomatic unless present for some time. Women may have symptoms of irregular menses, or increased facial hair, but may think this not too abnormal. If you have increasing weight, most on the gut, get checked out by your pcp. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
7 doctors shared insights

Galactose Restriction (Overview)

Milk and milk products contain the sugar galactose. For babies who cannot tolerate galactose, this means avoiding breast milk and typical milk-based formulas. They can take some lactose-free formulas, including soy formulas or some hydrolysate formulas.


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How will inherited metabolic disorders affect other parts of my body?

How will inherited metabolic disorders affect other parts of my body?

Unclear question,: But the general idea is that the body is interconnected by chemical messengers (factors) that travel in the blood between body parts and different organs e.g. Hormones, enzymes, interleukins, antibodies etc. Each of these has numerous subtypes. A whole heck of wrong could take place in these factos that travel among organs producing derangement. Note organs depend on each other in a way or another. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for inherited metabolic disorders?

Too vague: There are many different kinds of inherited metabolic disorders, so unfortunately, it can't be answered. Generally though, there are no natural treatments. ...Read more

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What is the result of neonatal screen positive in inherited metabolic disorders?

What is the result of neonatal screen positive in inherited metabolic disorders?

Depends: A screening test is a relatively simple & inexpensive test designed to narrow down the number of patients brought in for the more expensive specific tests. For every 10, 000 screened, 100 may show positive & secondary tests will show 2--3 with a real problem. The screen eliminated 99% that didn't need a specific test.The state notifies me of + screens & we get the tests.If a real pbm, rx is atarted. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for inherited metabolic disorders?

Depends: Pros and cons of the treatment will depend on the specific metabolic disorder. There is no generalized treatment for all inherited metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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With restrictions food wilson's. What to eat?

With restrictions food wilson's. What to eat?

Wilson's Disease: Wilson's disease is a hereditary disorder that affects your ability to regulate copper absorption & storage. Instead of being excreted into your intestines and out of your body, copper gets stored in your eyes, liver, kidneys, and brain. You need to avoid eating too much copper in your diet -- including in multivitamins. Great site with dietary suggestions: http://tinyurl.Com/mrsxk6y. ...Read more

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Is there an age restriction for organ donations?

Is there an age restriction for organ donations?

Donor age: Actually, no. Anyone can be an organ donor, except in living donation where one must be at least 18yrs old and may not be considered a good candidate past the mid 70's for kidneys or 60's for livers. ...Read more

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Are there age restrictions for an angiogram test?

Are there age restrictions for an angiogram test?

No: An angiogram is a minimally invasive examination of the blood vessesl used to make a diagnosis or treat a problem diagnosed by prior noninvasive studies. It can be performed on any age as long as there are indication and the risks of the procedure outweigh any the risks. ...Read more

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What are lifting restrictions after nissen fundoplication?

What are lifting restrictions after nissen fundoplication?

Ask your surgeon: Every surgeon has their own restrictions but generally speaking. You should avoid lifting anything greater than about 20 pounds for about a month. (at least that's i what i do...). ...Read more

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What are the dietary restrictions prior to pericardiocentesis?

What are the dietary restrictions prior to pericardiocentesis?

No eating/drinking: Typically patients are held npo (without food or drink) for 4-6 hours prior to the procedure. ...Read more

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How is a calorie restriction defined?

How is a calorie restriction defined?

Calorie restriction: This usually means a restriction of the amount of foods eaten depending on its caloric content. E.G. A diet may be recommended that is a 1000 calorie per day diet, so foods are allowed up to that calorie amount each day. ...Read more

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What are restrictions the with a broken wrist?

What are restrictions the with a broken wrist?

No lifting: Restrictions are set and discussed by your doctor. In general, do not lift anything or do any gripping, pushing, pulling, or twisting while healing from a broken wrist. These restrictions are usually in place for six weeks. Failure to restrict your activities may cause the broken pieces to move out of place and worsen your hand and arm function. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of glucose galactose malabsorption?

What are symptoms of glucose galactose malabsorption?

Lactose Intolerance: The disaccharide glucose and galactose is lactose, the main sugar in dairy products. Lactose intolerance is very common, particularly in adults. It occurs as a result of a deficiency in the lactase enzyme which breaks down lactose. Symptoms may include: gas, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea. Treatment consists of avoiding dairy, but many take oral lactase supplements just before eating dairy. ...Read more