Von Gierke’s Disease | Symptoms Treatment
Von Gierke’s disease is also known as Type I Glycogen Storage disease.
It was first dicovered by Von Gierke’s in 1929.
It is an autosomal recessive inherit disease occurs 1/100000.
Causing accumulation of glycogen in the body due to deficiency of enzyme glucose 6 phosphatase in the body, So that Glucose 6 phoshpate is not converted into Glucose.
Organ involve in this disease are liver and Kidney and the major feature of Von Gierks is Hypoglycemia.
Von Gierks disease is an inherited disease which means it transfers to the family.
If both parents are carriers of the deficient gene there is about 25% chance for that children will have the disease which means that one will have this disease out of four children.
There are a lot of symptoms such as
Constantly feeling of hungry
Hypoglycemia mainly during fasting.