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Disorders Of Metabolism
What kinds of doctors treat metabolic disorders (glutamate metabolism, nitrogen metabolism, methylation 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Thyroid problems directly affect metabolism.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do the adrenal glands of people with anorexia nervosa or other stress related disorders hypertrophy?
What endocrine disorder results in abnormal blood sugar levels and increases the risk of heart attack?
Diabetes mellitis: Is this a trick question?Get a more detailed answer ›
Apart from hypothyroidism, insulin resistance and cortisol issues, what other metabolic disorders inhibit weight loss?
Which role does a lack of safety signals play in the development and maintenance of generalized anxiety disorder?
Anxiety: A lack of safety could certainly play a significant role in developing this disorder. Best. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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