Common metabolic problems in the newborn

Disorders associated with metabolic syndrome have symptoms like diabetes including increased thirst and urination, fatigue and blurred vision. There are hundreds of different genetic metabolic disorders caused by the defective gene that results in an enzyme deficiency and their symptoms treatments and prognoses vary widely. When a baby has a metabolic disorder the body can’t break down the food correctly which can cause the body to have an improper balance of amino acids, phenylalanine, blood sugar etc.

  • Galactosemia
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Myelin disorders
  • Maple-syrup urine disease
  • Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

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