As a result of metabolic disorders, a boy in England so like a chameleon because of his skin color can vary. If you eat too many carrots, the color of his skin will gradually become orange as a carrot to eat.
Leo Barnett (3 years), the boy from Hampshire suffered a rare condition called hyper-beta carotenemia. The new condition was first discovered in Britain this makes the body unable to metabolize Barnett beta carotene contained in carrots.
In the carrots and other fruits and vegetables, beta carotene is the womb that gives the color orange or orange. While inside the human body, beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A is needed for the immune system and maintain eye health.
Being unable to process beta-carotene, a compound of excess body Barnett would thus giving an orange color of his skin color changed. In addition, the body resistance is also decreased because no one is converted into vitamin A that Barnett susceptible to infection.
Anggie (40 years), the mother began to realize the presence of abnormalities in their children when Barnett was only 6 months. At that time, Barnett had pneumonia or severe pneumonia that almost took his life and immediately checked by a doctor.
“The kidneys and liver to fail and then yellow-orange color began to appear. We think the problem will go away by itself, but until a month later still orange,” Anggie said as quoted from Dailymail.
After a few times instead of a doctor, eventually Anggie carry Barnett for a blood test. Based on the results of that test, the doctor concluded that Barnett’s body does not produce an enzyme to prevent the buildup of beta-carotene in the body.
Under normal conditions, excess beta-carotene does not cause a fatal impact. But in the Barnett, the excess is not only made him into an orange but it also makes him vulnerable to infection such as pneumonia hit 2 times and 1 times the current swine flu was 2 years old.
Because there is no treatment that really works, Barnett until now should be taking vitamin A supplements to maintain his endurance. Not only that, Barnett must also do regular blood tests every 6 months to see the levels of vitamin A in the body.
Consumption of fruits and vegetables that have a reddish yellow color elements should also be limited to the Barnett. According to Anggie, the only vegetables that may be consumed by Barnett cauliflower is due at least contain beta-carotene.
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