Babies whose hormone glands make too little of certain hormones have an Endocrine Disorder. They can receive hormones to replace the ones their bodies cannot make, which can help prevent growth problems, mental handicap, and serious health problems such as shock or sudden unexpected death.
When the part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen throughout the body is different than usual, this is called a Blood Disorder. This part of the red blood cell is also called hemoglobin. Serious health problems can be prevented through medicines and special treatments. A disorder that causes thick mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive system and other organs is called Cystic Fibrosis or CF. Most people with CF get chest infections. They also have problems digesting their food and, as a result, they may not gain weight as well as they should. Early treatment can be started with medicines and physical therapy. This help babies with cystic fibrosis digest food and keep their lungs clear of mucus. CF affects about 1 in every 3,600 babies in BC.GAMT Screening Pilot Study