Topic: What is the real cause of G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase)?
Hi! My name is Khaye and I am a mother 2 girls. My eldest child is 3 years old and my youngest is 2 years old.
When I gave birth to my second child, we have learned through her new born screening results that she has a G6PD or glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
They said that it is an inherited condition in which the body doesn't have enough of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, or G6PD, which helps red blood cells (RBCs) function normally. This deficiency can cause hemolytic anemia, usually after exposure to certain medications, foods, or even infections.
But I was wondering why and how could my daughter have that condition since neither of my family or my husband's family does have the same condition.
Her pedia said it is yet to be proven that it was being inherited so I wonder maybe I have eaten some food or medication that could cause this.
Hopefully you could help me so that I could be able to prevent this in the future or at least I could educate other moms out there who might be experiencing the same situation.
Thank you in advance!!!