The majority of people with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency do not require treatment. They should, however, be told to avoid drugs and things that cause oxidant stress.
Patients should avoid broad beans as well (i.e., fava beans).
As long as certain foods and drugs are avoided, most children with G6PD deficiency lead completely normal lives.
If blood sugar levels become too low, signs and symptoms may include:
An irregular heart rhythm
Tingling sensation around the mouth
Crying out during sleep
As hypoglycemia worsens, signs and symptoms may include:
Confusion, abnormal behavior or b Read More