Baby drinking milk from a baby bottle with an odd look on his face. Could it be Galactosemia?
    October 29, 2002
    Galactosemia: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to galactosemia: Lactose is an important source of calories for most babies, whether from breast milk or formula. For babies with galactosemia, lactose becomes a poison. (more…)…

    Breastfeeding with a Metabolic Disorder & Propionic Acidemia
    June 12, 2001
    Breastfeeding with Propionic Acidemia or Other Metabolic Disorders

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Each meal is a matter of life and death for children with propionic acidemia. Children need protein in order to grow and thrive, but for these children extra protein is a deadly p…

    Propioni Acidemia Treatment
    April 10, 2000
    Propionic Acidemia Treatment

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Propionic acidemia is an error in protein metabolism. Every time we eat food that contains protein, our bodies use a series of enzymes to break those huge foreign protein molecule…

    Propionic Acidemia
    April 10, 2000
    Propionic Acidemia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Propionic acidemia can be a devastating condition, but with careful treatment it is sometimes possible for people with the disease not only to reach adulthood successfully but eve…

    What is Propionic Acidemia
    April 10, 2000
    What is Propionic Acidemia?

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Propionic acidemia is what we call an inborn error of metabolism. Our bodies use detailed blueprints (our genes) to guide the manufacture of the proteins and enzymes we need to ca…

    Lactose Ovarian Failure
    August 6, 1999
    Lactose, Ovarian Failure, and Galactosemia

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Galactosemia is a metabolic disease that can cause ovarian failure. Children with galactosemia are missing an enzyme needed to process a sugar called galactose. This is found in t…

    Vanishing Ovaries
    August 6, 1999
    Vanishing Ovaries?!

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Six known categories of insults can destroy the ovaries of a young woman. Some of them are reversible; some of them are not. One in 10,000 women between the ages of 15 and 29 year…