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School Absences & Fatigue

What you need to know

  • Individuals with VLCAD should not have increased absences except in the severe form in which they may need to be hospitalized for emergency treatment after an illness.
  • In addition, older children and adults with VLCAD may have muscle cramps and fatigue after long periods of exercise related to muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolsysis).

What you can do

  • For the reason above, it is even more important to make sure that they have sufficient carbohydrate intake before strenuous exercise.