The PKU Adult Program provides information and support for adults living with PKU. Adults with PKU face many challenges. The program provides a one-stop resource for adults . PKU is an inherited condition caused by a defect in the PAH gene. The PAH gene helps create phenylalanine hydroxylase, the enzyme responsible for breaking .
Home / Adults / Living With PKU It’s never too late to get back to care. Many of the symptoms you may be feeling may be caused by high or unstable blood phenylalanine (Phe) levels. But you have the power to keep your blood Phe levels under control and make the most of your PKU management plan. Overview Phenylketonuria (fen-ul-key-toe-NU-ree-uh), also called PKU, is a rare inherited disorder that causes an amino acid called phenylalanine to build up in the body. PKU is caused by a defect in the gene that helps create the enzyme needed to break down phenylalanine.
PKU Information for Adults Living a healthy life with PKU requires lifelong care. Even if you’ve been away from the clinic or off management for some time, many of the symptoms of high or unstable blood phenylalanine (Phe) levels can be improved. Connect with other adults with PKU who can help you, or find out how you can mentor others. LEARN MORE > Maternal PKU Mentor Program; Maternal PKU Mentor Directory; Back to Care. Back to Care is here to help you find resources and support to get you back on track. LEARN MORE > .