Have you felt your heartbeat racing recently or shortening of breaths? Do dizziness, fatigue and fever show up every day? Is your urine dark yellow and jaundice has shown up too? If these are the things happening to you, then you must go to doctor and get the problem diagnosed because these are the symptoms of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Now, you must be thinking what this scary named disease is! So, let me tell you. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency is basically an abnormality that is genetic resulting in less than adequate amount of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in blood which is an important enzyme responsible for various biochemical reactions and keeping RBCs healthy.
The problem G6PD show up because of the presence of the defective gene on X chromosome leading to the deficiency. As the protein is responsible for keeping RBCs healthy, its deficiency can lead RBCs to die soon and can eventually lead to hemolytic anemia also. Though the treatment is always there for every disease, so is for this one. The G6PD deficiency treatment includes removing the trigger for the problem. The treatment includes the medications, oxygen therapy and blood transfusion for replenishing red blood cell levels and oxygen.
Show up to a doctor if you feel above symptoms showing up so that the problem can be treated early.