A 29-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

what is the definition or description of: metabolic diseases?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Rothman
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
1
1 thank
Dr. Zakare Salifu
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
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Genes: genes
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Fetus: bad gbenes
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
33 years experience Bariatrics
See below: Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal chol ... Read More
1
1 comment
2
2 thanks
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
Decreased pH: Metabolic acidosis occurs either from primary acid retention, renal (kidney) dysfunction/failure or bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) losses. Primary a ... Read More
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month