Phenylketonuria Prevention

Is it possible to prevent Phenylketonuria? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods in the condition center at


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How to Prevent Phenylketonuria

There is no way to prevent PKU, but proper management can prevent complications.


Learn what Phenylketonuria is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Phenylketonuria Causes
What causes Phenylketonuria? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Phenylketonuria Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Phenylketonuria? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Phenylketonuria Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Phenylketonuria Symptoms
What are the Phenylketonuria symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Phenylketonuria Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Phenylketonuria
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Phenylketonuria.
Phenylketonuria Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Phenylketonuria Prevention
How can you prevent Phenylketonuria? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Phenylketonuria Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Phenylketonuria treatment options are available?
Phenylketonuria Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Phenylketonuria Doctors
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