Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Homocystinuria Treatment

Treatment of aminoaciduria depends on the underlying cause. Treatment focuses on reducing the intake of the amino acid, providing the body with a way to utilize the amino acid more effectively, or allowing the kidneys to clear the amino acid more effectively.

Treatment of aminoaciduria may include:

  • Diet restrictions:
    • Reduces the amount of a particular amino acid in the diet
  • Increase liquids in the diet:
    • Allows the kidney to clear excess amino acids more easily
  • Medications that alkalinize the urine:
    • Allows the kidney to clear excess amino acids more easily
    • Sodium bicarbonate
    • Sodium citrate
  • Vitamin supplements:
    • May help the body utilize amino acids more effectively

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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