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How does galactosemia affect you?

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Infants with unrecognized galactosemia usually have problems with feeding and do not grow as well.
Untreated, infants can develop cataracts, liver disease/kidney problems. Build-up of galactose and galactose-1-phosphate can cause brain damage, and in some cases, can lead to death. Even with treatment, some children may develop learning disabilities.With dietary management-most enjoy good health!

In brief: See below:

Infants with unrecognized galactosemia usually have problems with feeding and do not grow as well.
Untreated, infants can develop cataracts, liver disease/kidney problems. Build-up of galactose and galactose-1-phosphate can cause brain damage, and in some cases, can lead to death. Even with treatment, some children may develop learning disabilities.With dietary management-most enjoy good health!
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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