Glycogen storage disease vii is a hereditary disorder. Most cases are found in children. It is caused due to transfer of genes from the parents. The cause of GSD is the lack of an enzyme responsible for the breakdown of glycogen.
Breakdown of glycogen into glucose is necessary for providing energy to the body. The Phosphofructokinase enzyme is responsible for the breaking down of glycogen into glucose. The lack of glucose in the body induces a low blood sugar level which is again a critical condition.
- The genes are responsible for the transfer of disorder.
- The disorder follows an autosomal recessive process. It means to develop a disorder both the infected part should be transferred.
- Likewise, if a child develops GSD 7 disorder, he must have got two infected genes.
- In case a child has got one infected and another good gene he/she may become a carrier of the disease.
- The chances that a child gets both infected genes and develops a disorder is 25% with each pregnancy.
- It is a 50% chance with each pregnancy that the child becomes a carrier of the disease. The chance that a child gets good genes also stands at 25%.
Anemia,Muscle cramps with exercise
Lifestyle changes are used as a treatment,Cornstarch is included in the food,An increase in carbohydrate intake,Intravenous dose of glucose is provided
Fatigue,Low number of RBCs,Curving of joints,Obesity,Reddish-brown urine color,Loss of muscle tone,Mental disbalance to some extent