Also indexed as:Folling’s Disease, PKU
Early diagnosis is key to treating PKU, a rare genetic disorder that results in an amino acid imbalance in the body. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.
|Pass up aspartame||Avoid phenylalanine by steering clear of soft drinks, candy, and other foods and drinks sweetened with aspartame (NutraSweet).|
|Monitor amino acids in your diet||Work with your healthcare provider and a nutritionist to maintain a nutritious phenylalanine-restricted diet, which usually means eliminating high-protein foods, such as dairy products, eggs, fish, meats, poultry, legumes, and nuts.|
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