What is Glycogen Metabolism and Glycogen Storage Disease Treatment
Body requires simple glucose in order to function properly. Body gets glucose in the form of food an individual eats. It then uses glucose as much as required and stores the rest to use later. Glycogen metabolism and glycogen storage disease is a genetic problem in which an individual's body has an enzyme problem and is not able to store or break down the complex sugar glycogen properly. It thus majorly affects liver, muscles, along with other parts of the body.
In order to cure the disease and ensure proper body functioning, treatment in the form of uncooked cornstarch and/or nutrition supplements is given.
Following are some of the driving factors that are increasing the Glycogen Metabolism and Glycogen Storage Disease Treatment Market:
Rise in the prevalence of glycogen metabolism and glycogen storage disease:
GSD is a metabolic disorder that passes down from parents to children. Most common GSD types that account for almost 90% of all cases are I, II, III and IV. Nearly 25% of them are GSD Type I. Overall cases of GSD occur in 1 per 20000-43000 live births. The changing lifestyle and other related factors have given rise to various health problems, like GSD. Common problems seen in children with GSD are: metabolic acidosis, short stature, hypoglycemia, hypertriglyceridemia, etc. Thus, rise in the prevalence of glycogen metabolism and glycogen storage disease is likely to accelerate the growth of the treatment market.
Upsurge in the research and development activities:
GSD is a genetic disorder and hence it cannot be prevented. However, effective treatment can be helpful to the patients suffering from this disorder. As there is no 100% cure for the disease, upsurge in the research and development activities is expected to provide enormous opportunities for the growth of glycogen metabolism and glycogen storage disease treatment market. For instance, research in regards with enzyme replacement therapy and gene therapy is promising which will further propel the growth of the market.
GSD is a rare kind of metabolic disorder where the body becomes unable to properly store or break down glycogen. Children with enzyme deficiency are not able to break down glycogen which impacts their liver, muscles and overall growth. There is no 100% cure for this disease right now. It highly depends upon the symptoms and type of GSD. Cornstarch treatment along with frequent meals is given to reduce the impact of disease.
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