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Is there a cure for inherited metabolic disorders?

There is no cure for inherited metabolic disorders. However, in many cases, there are treatment options available to help manage and control the disorder, especially if it is caught earlier. Many people with inherited metabolic disorders find that special diets help ease the symptoms of their disorder. By removing the particular substance from their diet that the body cannot break down, people can minimize the disorder's effects. In addition, vitamins, medications, surgery, and other therapies can help to manage symptoms.

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