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How do medications treat inherited metabolic disorders?

Depending on the type of inherited metabolic disorder, certain treatments and medications can help to manage and control the disease. Special diets aim to help a patient avoid the food substances that cause the disorder, and vitamins and medications can help to minimize the disorder's effects. Some medications have been developed that can help specific disorders, such as miglustat for Gaucher type 1, and metreleptin for generalized lipodystrophy. Speak to your doctor to discuss possible treatment options.

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