AMINO ACID METABOLIC DISORDERS (AAMD)

Amino acids are building blocks of protein in your body. Many different enzymes are needed to process these amino acids for utilization in the body. People with these disorders can’t metabolize (breakdown) certain amino acids. This can cause harmful substances to accumulate in the body. People with these kinds of disorders may need to limit or avoid high protein foods. These are rare inherited conditions.

The symptoms and treatment vary between different amino acid disorders. They can also vary from person to person with the same amino acid disorder.

Nutrition Management

Need to follow restriction of dietary protein. Include nutrition formula supplying all essential amino acids except the restricted amino acid.

Providing education and support for the family is the key to a successful long range of therapy. Effective treatment is best achieved by a team of specialists such as your Physician, Nutritionist, Geneticist, Neurologist, and Psychologist.