A 29-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: metabolic diseases?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Rothman answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Metabolic Disease: Metabolic diseases are conditions resulting from disturbances in a patient's metabolism. For example - metabolic syndrome - a result of excess carbs - leading to Insulin resistance - high triglycerides - then finally htn, cvd and dm. So you could make the case that htn, CAD & dm are metabolic diseases. In fact, you could make the case that all diseases have a metabolic origin & a metabolic rx.
Answered on Aug 16, 2014
Dr. Zakare Salifu answered
18 years experience Cardiology
Risk factors: It is when someone has 3 out of this 5 criteria, they are at risk for having coronary artery disease or diabetes 1. Low hdl 2. Triglyceride >150 3. Glucose intolerance 4. Hypertension 5. Waist circumference >40 inch for men and 35inch for females.
Answered on Aug 27, 2013
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