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.