An inherited disease due to unbroken complex sugars called glycogen is Glycogen Storage Disease VI. It occurs with unused glycogen in the liver and muscles resulting in large liver tissues.
With the original name of her disease, GSD VI detects after the birth of a baby, and a slower growth rate, feeding issues, and a weak heart of a baby. Furthermore, when Glycogen Branching enzymes are deficient, extra glycogen accumulates, termed Glycogen Storage Disease VI.
Types of GSDs:
Doctors categorized the disease of Glycogen Storage according to the seat (organ) it affects to:
- Type 0: Liver
- Type I: Liver, Kidney, Intestines, Blood Cells
- Type II: Muscles, Heart, Nervous System, Blood Vessels
- Type III: Liver, Skeletal Muscles, Blood Cells
- Type IV: Liver, Heart muscles, Brain, Skin, and Nervous Systems
- Type V: Skeletal Muscles
- Type VI: Liver, Blood Cells
- Type VII: Skeletal Muscles and Blood Cells
- Type IX: Liver
- Type XI: Liver, Kidney, and Intestines
- Clinical Testing
- Liver Biopsy
- Genetic Molecular Testing: PGYL Gene copy testing
- Liver Ultrasound.
A conventional diet with few restrictions on fats and carbohydrates is helpful to patients in leading a normal lifestyle. Treatments include:
- Corn Starch Therapy: Uncooked Corn Starch
- Routine blood monitoring
- Bone Density Examinations
- Eating Food in instalments at regular intervals for continuous breakage process of glycogen.
- Genetic counselling
- Prescribed Medications
Slow Growth,Bone Weakening,Ketosis,Enlarged Liver,Problems in Standing,Walking and Sitting
Allopurinol,Lipid-Lowering Drugs,Fibric Acid Derivatives,Iron Salts,Enzyme Replacements HMG-CoA.