If your child has one of the diseases screened for, you will have to take them to various treatment and follow-up appointments. For most diseases, your child will have to have treatment continuously, throughout their life.
Treatment must be started before signs of the disease appear. If you wait until signs appear, there might already be significant health effects for your child. In most cases, while treatment does not cure the disease, it greatly improves the quality of life of affected children.
Treatment may involve:
- following a particular diet;
- taking medications or vitamins;
- planning specialized medical follow-up.