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As a part of living with HT-1, it is imperative that you stick to a low-protein diet. Taking medication and sticking to a low-protein diet will help keep you healthy.
Patients with HT-1 cannot break down a substance called tyrosine—one of 20 amino acids that are the building blocks of protein found in food
Maintaining a low-protein diet is essential to staying healthy
If a proper diet and treatment regimen is not followed, tyrosine buildup can lead to irreversible damage to the kidneys, liver, brain, and spine, and can eventually lead to death
Orfadin is a synthetic reversible inhibitor of 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase indicated for use as an adjunct to dietary restriction of tyrosine and phenylalanine in the treatment of hereditary tyrosinemia type 1 (HT-1).