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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for inherited metabolic disorders?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for inherited metabolic disorders?

Depends: Pros and cons of the treatment will depend on the specific metabolic disorder. There is no generalized treatment for all inherited metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
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Inherited Metabolic Disorders (Definition)

Inherited metabolic disorders are caused by genetic mutations that cause abnormal metabolism, the process of making cellular energy or other necessary materials. These conditions can cause a range of severity in disease, but ...Read more


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What is the result of neonatal screen positive in inherited metabolic disorders?

What is the result of neonatal screen positive in inherited metabolic disorders?

Depends: A screening test is a relatively simple & inexpensive test designed to narrow down the number of patients brought in for the more expensive specific tests. For every 10, 000 screened, 100 may show positive & secondary tests will show 2--3 with a real problem. The screen eliminated 99% that didn't need a specific test.The state notifies me of + screens & we get the tests.If a real pbm, rx is atarted. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for inherited metabolic disorders?

Too vague: There are many different kinds of inherited metabolic disorders, so unfortunately, it can't be answered. Generally though, there are no natural treatments. ...Read more

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What types of inherited metabolic disorders?

What types of inherited metabolic disorders?

Many types: Metabolic syndrome is insidious. Many features of disease are initially asymptomatic. High blood pressure in early stages is not perceived. Cholesterol issues are asymptomatic unless present for some time. Women may have symptoms of irregular menses, or increased facial hair, but may think this not too abnormal. If you have increasing weight, most on the gut, get checked out by your pcp. ...Read more

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How will inherited metabolic disorders affect other parts of my body?

How will inherited metabolic disorders affect other parts of my body?

Unclear question,: But the general idea is that the body is interconnected by chemical messengers (factors) that travel in the blood between body parts and different organs e.g. Hormones, enzymes, interleukins, antibodies etc. Each of these has numerous subtypes. A whole heck of wrong could take place in these factos that travel among organs producing derangement. Note organs depend on each other in a way or another. ...Read more

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How can therapy help with an inherited metabolic disorder?

Inherited metabolism: There are a huge variety of potential inherited metabolic disorders. Something could go wrong with just about every chemical reaction in your body. So there is no way to describe a treatment unless you can identify the specific chemical reaction that is being affected. ...Read more

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What kind of metabolic disorders cause yellow teeth?

What kind of metabolic disorders cause yellow teeth?

Yellow teeth: I would start by consulting your own dentist and venture a guess that the source of your yellow teeth, while possible, is not related to any metabolic disorders. Having said that, see the following website to answer your question: http://dentalresource.Org/topic53stainedteeth.Html. ...Read more

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Is there any effect of weight loss surgery on metabolic disorders?

Is there any effect of weight loss surgery on metabolic disorders?

All do: Weight loss itself gives you a lot of good changes. All weight loss operations - when combined with a good lifestyle change - will prove positive for weight loss, diabetes, joint pain, and the heart. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any metabolic disorders in toddler that would cause a speech delay as only symptom?

Any metabolic disorders in toddler that would cause a speech delay as only symptom?

Nope: Not as an isolated symptom, no. Has your child had the Baylor screen? This screens for many metabolic and other disorders, I have been using it in my practice for many years for families that would like expanded newborn screening. http://www.baylorhealth.edu/Research/InstitutesCenters/IMD/ClinicalTests/SupplementalNewbornScreening/Pages/default.aspx ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Galactose Restriction (Definition)

Milk and milk products contain the sugar galactose. For babies who cannot tolerate galactose, this means avoiding breast milk and typical milk-based formulas. They can take some lactose-free formulas, including soy formulas ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutritionists (Definition)

Nutritionists are healthcare professionals that ...Read more