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Doctor insights on: Disorders Of Metabolism

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What kinds of doctors treat metabolic disorders (glutamate metabolism, nitrogen metabolism, methylation disorders)?

What kinds of doctors treat metabolic disorders (glutamate metabolism, nitrogen metabolism, methylation disorders)?

Methylation: Methylation disorders (mthfr and comt) can affect as much as 25% of the general population. Integrative medicine doctors will generally treat, also functional medicine and a holistic medicine. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of thyroid or other metabolism slowing disorders?

What is the frequency of thyroid or other metabolism slowing disorders?

Thyroid somewhat: Thyroid disorders, including hypo or under active thyroid, are not uncommon. Other disorders which "slow" metabolism are only seen in internet commercials and other scams, they don't really occur in real life. ...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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Factors affecting absorption, metabolism and excretion of digoxin?

Factors affecting absorption, metabolism and excretion of digoxin?

Renal: This medication is cleared by the kidneys do when renal function worsens digoxin levels increase. ...Read more

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How are diagnoses of lysosome storage disorders differentiated from congenital disorders of glycosylation? References?

How are diagnoses of lysosome storage disorders differentiated from congenital disorders of glycosylation? References?

Difficult to differe: Lysosome storage disease, congenital disorders of glycosylation (cdg), peroxisomal disorders, smith-lemli-opitz are "single-gene disorders, most of which demonstrate autosomal-recessive inheritance. These 4 categories of metabolic diseases involve molecules important in cell membranes and share overlapping clinical presentations". (avery's diseases of the newborn, by w. Taeusch, 2005, p. 258). ...Read more

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What sort of metabolism disorders can diabetes cause in the rest of your body?

What sort of metabolism disorders can diabetes cause in the rest of your body?

Various conditions: Severe uncontrolled diabetes can cause several metabolic problems. The most dire is diabetic ketoacidosis (dka), which is more common in patients who are Insulin deficient. Dka is a severe form of metabolic acidosis that can lead to multiple organ failure. Very high glucoses can also cause high triglycerides, a disorder of fatty particle metabolism that may lead to pancreatitis and heart disease. ...Read more

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Which neurotransmitter is responsible for the high, excess energy of bipolar disorder?

Which neurotransmitter is responsible for the high, excess energy of bipolar disorder?

Multiple associated: With most mental health disorders a single cause is unlikely to explain mania. Multiple neurotransmitters are implicated (associated or correlated) including: glutamate, serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, but enzymes, nervous system processes & brain regions, the genes that regulate the creation of the above plus trauma, stress and coping are involved as well. Primary & psychiatric tx is key. ...Read more

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Ideas of metabolic disorders testing?

Ideas of metabolic disorders testing?

Metabolic syndromeDx: Lipid panel, fasting glucose, hemoglobin a1c, and a fasting glucose to Insulin ratio. Finally, an exam to determine if you have an apple build and a family history.These last two are the most important to point to metabolic syndrome! ...Read more

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Is there some type or types of hereditary disorders associated with loss of memory disorder?

Is there some type or types of hereditary disorders associated with loss of memory disorder?

Good question: Entire textbooks have been devoted to this question. There are many neuro-degenerative disorders and neuro-metabolic disorders and neuro-genetic disorders that have been described. Many present with memory loss. Leucodystrophies and storage diseases are well known. Some have defined genetic markers, but many have no defined marker but definite genetic tendency. ...Read more

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Does stress affects the people with history of bipolar disordee?

Does stress affects the people with history of bipolar disordee?

Yes: Like all of us - stress impacts the mood of those with bipolar disorder. A solution is acceptance of our stress - rather than to try to ale it go away. ...Read more

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What are some of the health problems associated with anorexia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders?

What are some of the health problems associated with anorexia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders?

Starving & other: The symptoms of anorexia are mostly related to starvation or malnutrition. They can be quite severe including heart failure, loss of bone strength, dehydration, loss of menstruation. Binge eating (eating too much at one sitting) is not really associated with symptoms other than weight gain. Binge eating and vomiting (bulimia) is associated with health problems that are due to the vomiting. ...Read more

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Do the adrenal glands of people with anorexia nervosa or other stress related disorders hypertrophy?

Do the adrenal glands of people with anorexia nervosa or other stress related disorders hypertrophy?

No: There is a lot of interesting research on release of stress hormones like cortisol in various psychiatric illnesses (e.g. Ptsd, anxiety, depression), but no evidence for hypoertrophy of glands due to increased stress. ...Read more

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What are the metabolic disorders that cause excessive weight gain?

What are the metabolic disorders that cause excessive weight gain?

Weight gain: They all reduce to eating more calories that you burn. Very simple. I would go to wikipedia and look up obesity for good discussion. ...Read more

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Are cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome the same disorder?

Are cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome the same disorder?

Yes!: Yes! I do not know why the first term exists, other than to explain why certain heart problems exist from metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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Which types of foods are not a factor of metabolic syndrome?

Which types of foods are not a factor of metabolic syndrome?

Avoid starch & sugar: Foods that have a low glycemic index. That means they are not converted immediately to sugar by the body. Protein, oils, fiber, and low-caloric density vegetables are foods to ingest. Avoid simple starches and foods with appreciable sugars. ...Read more

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