PKU

PKU (Phenylketonuria) – Diseases & Conditions | Med Log

Definition of PKU (Phenylketonuria) Phenylketonuria (fen-ul-ke-toe-NU-re-uh) is a birth defect that causes an amino acid called phenylalanine to build up in your body. Phenylketonuria is caused by a mutation in a gene that helps create the enzyme needed to break down phenylalanine. Amino acids are the building blocks for protein, but too much phenylalanine can cause...

Some Famous People with PKU (Phenylketonuria)

There are different types of illnesses that people need to be aware of in order to make sure that they stay physically healthy. There are illnesses that are considered to be severe. Therefore, people need to see to it that they are going to seek the assistance of the doctor in order to treat...

Diet Intervention Guidelines For Adults With Untreated PKU-TERM LIFE

by Barbara E. Dolan, RN, MSN Nurse Counselor for Genetics, Redwood Coast Regional Center, Ukiah, CARichard Koch, MD Division of Medical Genetics, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and The Department of Pediatrics, University of Southern California, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA Christina Bekins, MS, RD Nutrition Consultant, Calistoga, CA Virginia Schuett, MS, RD Nutritionist and Director, National PKU News, Seattle,...

I Survived PKU Disease And You Will Too.Best Ever Treatment Options In My Life

A treatment can prevent intellectual disabilities and other health problems.1 A person with PKU should receive treatment at a medical center that specializes in the disorder. The PKU Diet People with PKU need to follow a diet that limits foods with phenylalanine. The diet should be followed carefully and be started as soon after birth as possible....

Phenylketonuria (PKU) darkest side -Term life

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inborn error of metabolism that results from the absence of a liver enzyme,phenylalanine hydroxylase. It is an inherited autosomal recessive trait that causes negative impact on development and mental retardation.Phenylalanine hydroxylase enzyme is responsible for the conversion of phenylalanine (an essential amino acid) to tyrosine. The nonessential amino acid, tyrosine, is...

7 Things to Know about Aspartame, Phenylalanine, and Those Scary Warnings on Soft Drinks-Term Life

Fooducate community member Skyler asks about a warning she saw on a pack of gum – “Phenylketonurics – contains phenylalanine” What is this? And what does it have to do with chewing gum? Or diet soda? What you need to know: 1. Phenylalanine is an amino acid. Amino acids sounds scary, but they are actually the building blocks...

Oxford woman living with rare disease of PKU celebrates Awareness Day-Term Life

OXFORD TWP.—Terri Pallini is a mother of two, has a brown belt in karate and lives with Phenylketonuria, or PKU. Although her illness requires a daily regimen of nutrition monitoring and regular blood work, Pallini is clear about one thing. She isn’t a victim and she isn’t suffering.PKU is a rare condition in which...

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