Galactosemia is a disease that impacts how the cells work galactose, a form of sugar. Many meals contain a tiny quantity of galactose. It’s primarily lactose, a sugar found in many dairy products and infant formulas.
With this metabolic disorder, babies do not assimilate a specific galactose located predominantly in milk products. When fed with milk, galactose-derived chemicals build up in the baby’s system. The kidneys, brain, eyes, and liver are all affected by these toxins. Galactose accumulates in high concentrations in the tissues and blood when it cannot be broken down and digested. Its by-products also accumulate in enormous quantities.