Galactosemia

Josh Parr, Tim Lee, Mckena Richardson, and Rebecca Aceves

Description

Galactosemia is an inherited disease in which the transformation of galactose to glucose is blocked, allowing galactose to increase to toxic levels inthe body.

Symptoms

If galactosemia is untreated, high levels of galactose cause vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, low blood sugar, brain damage, jaundice, liverenlargement, cataracts, susceptibility to infection, and death.

Foods to avoid if you have Galactosemia

  • Breads,Candies,Cold cuts, Prepared and processed foods, Organ Meats, Commercial sauces and gravies, Dried beans, Sugar beets, Lentils, Lima beans, Peas, Soybeans, Blueberries, Honeydew melon, and Peaches.