G6PD deficiency is known as Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency which is the most common “inborn metabolic disorder” in the world. This simply means that from the time a baby is born, there already is something with the baby on how his body makes and breaks important substances. As according to statistics, there are about 400 million people who have G6PD deficiency and the most common place it is found is in
Babies who has this kind of deficiency have very little or no enzyme which is called Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase. The enzyme of G6PD is important to red blood cells, when there is a lacking of this type of enzyme or it is missing then red blood cells are easily destroyed.
Tips for individuals with G6PD:
2. If you have ingested or were also exposed to any kind of medication and your urine became tea in color, you have to inform your physician immediately.
3. If you have a yellowish discoloration in your skin, sclera or any part of your body, consult your physician immediately.
4. Avoid ingestion of or exposure to the following food, drugs and chemicals.
Foods to be avoided:
Fava Beans - Dingdong nuts, Mr. Bean
Legumes - Habitswelas, Garbanzos, Kadyos or Black Beans, Monggo
Soya Food - Taho, Tofu or Tokwa, Soy Sauce
Bitter Melon or Ampalaya
Herbs to be avoided:
Cattle gallstone bezoar
Broncho Rub White
Mentopas Medicated Plaster
Omega Pain Killer