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G6PD DEFICIENCY: IS IT A DANGEROUS DISEASE?

G6PD deficiency is an inherited disease in which the body lacks the enzyme glucose-6-phosphatase dehydrogenase, or G6PD. This deficiency causes chronic and severe anemia (irreversible)

Some people develop symptoms of anemia and others don't. But with the right food choices, children with G6PD deficiency can have a healthy and normal life.

G6PD help red blood RBC's to work properly. In people with G6PD deficiency, the RBC's are damaged, this is when haemolytic anemia occurs.

What foods do people with G6PD deficiency are not allowed to take?

Fava beans: This is on the top of list. This deficiency is also known as favism

Legumes: All kind of beans ( white red, green), chickpeas.

Soya or Soy: Soy is added to certain foods we eat like burgers, doughnuts, pizzas..

Menthol: Found in various candies, gums, toothpaste.

Sometimes these foods are found as components in certain processed foods like soy added to processed meats..

Be careful in reading the ingredients.. BEING SORRY IS TOO LATE

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Printed from: http://eatlikemira.com/2010/01/10/g6-pd-is-it-a-dangerous-disease/ .
© Eat Like Mira 2014.

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