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Do medications treat galactosemia?

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In brief: No:

Galactosemia is treated by removing foods that contain galactose from the diet.
Foods containing lactose, thereby containing galactose, should be avoided. Untreated galactosemia will result in a harmful build-up of galactose and galactose-1-phosphate (a form of galactose) in the bloodstream and body tissues. Not treated, infants can develop cataracts, liver disease and kidney problems.

In brief: No:

Galactosemia is treated by removing foods that contain galactose from the diet.
Foods containing lactose, thereby containing galactose, should be avoided. Untreated galactosemia will result in a harmful build-up of galactose and galactose-1-phosphate (a form of galactose) in the bloodstream and body tissues. Not treated, infants can develop cataracts, liver disease and kidney problems.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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