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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Metabolic Problems (Overview)

Metabolic problems refer to conditions in the body affecting the way the body stores and uses energy. Hyper or Hypo thyroid are examples of one of the most common metabolic problems.


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What does electrolyte metabolic problems mean?

What does electrolyte metabolic problems mean?

Here are. ..: It means your body with or without drugs - notably diuretics could conduct homeostasis in fluid / electrolyte balance for daily "normal" activities. For detail, ask your doctors timely. Online inquiry may confuse many leading to unnecessary anxiety in men falling victim to flooded information with info-indigestion & fear. So, again, ask your doc. Best wish. .. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
105 Doctors shared insights

Metabolic Problems (Overview)

Metabolic problems refer to conditions in the body affecting the way the body stores and uses energy. Hyper or Hypo thyroid are examples of one of the most common metabolic problems.


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What fatal metabolic problems can sertraline cause?

What fatal metabolic problems can sertraline cause?

Seratonin syndrome: Rather rare, and usually occurs with potent psychiatric medicines, but can occur with mixtures of meds that affect seratonin metabolism in the body. If concerned about potential drug-drug interactions, confer with your doctor. ...Read more

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My S. Calcium level came 8.4. Is this low? Can it be indicative of any underlying metabolic problem or Psoriasis?

My S. Calcium level came 8.4. Is this low? Can it be indicative of any underlying metabolic problem or Psoriasis?

Here are some. ..: I would not get excited by solitary marginal reading of total serum calcium (with its normal range around 8.5-10.2 mg/dl. Instead, repeat it in 1-2 months and correlate its value with total serum proteins, especially albumen, as well as overall health, etc. To draw a sensible conclusion and suggestion out of this concern. Besides, invite a willing soul to move & push realistic living along... ...Read more

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What diseases or medical conditions cause a toddler to have decreased thirst? Could it be a metabolic problem?

What diseases or medical conditions cause a toddler to have decreased thirst? Could it be a metabolic problem?

See pediatrician: This is complicated and needs a doctors evaluatiion. Would be concerned about type 1 diabetes early. ...Read more

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How to find out that their hives were caused by some kind of metabolic or immunologic problem?

How to find out that their hives were caused by some kind of metabolic or immunologic problem?

Chronic Urticaria: Chronic idiopathic or spontaneous urticaria (hives) is the persistence of hives on most days of the week for a period of 6 weeks or longer. It is not due to any medication or food trigger. No specific cause can be identified in most patients with this condition. Screening labs can be drawn by Allergist to see if hives caused by autoimmune condition including thyroid disorder. ...Read more

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Would a "basic metabolic panel" show liver problems, in non-alcoholic?

Would a "basic metabolic panel" show liver problems, in non-alcoholic?

No: It may show abnormal sodium levels but that is very non-specific. You need the liver tests which is in a comprehensive metabolic profile. ...Read more

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Age 46. Wight 85kglength 160cm. Activites is simple. Metabolic rate is low. What's the suitable, quick regime. My problem is uncontrollable my appetite

Age 46. Wight 85kglength 160cm. Activites is simple. Metabolic rate is low. What's the suitable, quick regime. My problem is uncontrollable my appetite

Exercise: You have a bmi of 33.2 which equals obesity. Try doing exercise every day. Mainly aerobic exercise (enough to make you short of breath and sweaty), with 2 days a week of strength training. Do at least 45 min every day. And write down the calorie count of foods you eat, with the aim being to eat less than 1600 calories per day. It may take a while, but you will notice a huge difference after 6 mon. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I have episodes of anxiety or body aches, eating food helps me feel back to normal. Could it be sugar problem or other metabolic issue?

Sometimes when I have episodes of anxiety or body aches, eating food helps me feel back to normal. Could it be sugar problem or other metabolic issue?

Probably not: Anxiety and extreme stress causes people to seek immediate satisfaction. For some it is food others could be sex and others drugs. Seek help for your anxiety attacks instead of relying on food ...Read more

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Should I freak out if after PET scan saw metabolic activity in my psoas muscle & want to biopsy the muscle? R there problems in biopsying this muscle?

Should I freak out if after PET scan saw metabolic activity in my psoas muscle & want to biopsy the muscle? R there problems in biopsying this muscle?

Testing: Undergoing tests and waiting for results can be anxiety provoking. If there is an indication to do a PET scan and result shows a positive finding then you must get biopsy and follow recommendations by your physician. Biopsies are generally tolerated well although there can be some risk of infection, bleeding. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which endocrine disorders/problems would a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test NOT detect?

Which endocrine disorders/problems would a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test NOT detect?

All: Comprehensive panel abnormalities could suggest possibility of endocrine disorders or in extreme hyperglycemia detect Diabetics. Thyroid disease, adrenal diseases, etc require specific test ...Read more

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Normal CBC, CMP & electrolytes. Does this exclude acid/base problems such as metabolic acidosis or alkalosis??

Normal CBC, CMP & electrolytes. Does this exclude acid/base problems such as metabolic acidosis or alkalosis??

Sort of: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, just the fact that you are asking this question is sufficient to conclude that you do not have serious acid/base disorder. ...Read more

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Will taking synthroid (thyroxine) boost your metabolic rate and increase your weight loss? I do not have a thyroid problem and was just curious

Will taking synthroid (thyroxine) boost your metabolic rate and increase your weight loss? I do not have a thyroid problem and was just curious

Curious: Thyroid issues infrequently cause thyroid problems.
If your doctor has never checked your thyroid levels he/she will probably do so at your next visit.
Synthroid would increase your weight loss but there does not seem to be any thyroid issue. ...Read more

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What is metabolic syndrome?

What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic Syndrome: Was called syndrome x: four facets-torso obesity, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and tendency toward type 2 diabetes. The cause is Insulin resistance, and all treatments should focus on the cause. Metformin and low carbohydrate diets are indicated for most people with the problem of metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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What is metabolic syndrome?

What is metabolic syndrome?

Disease cluster...: A cluster of diseases in the making! However...Metabolic syndrome was called syndrome x: four facets-1. Torso obesity, 2.High blood pressure, 3.Poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and 4.Tendency toward type 2 diabetes. The cause is Insulin resistance, and all treatments should focus on the cause. Metformin and low carbohydrate diets are indicated for most people with the problem of metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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What are metabolic disorders?

What are metabolic disorders?

Poor chemistry: Metabolism is a fancy word for cellular energy. The only way that you can correct it is through nutrients, assuming that it is not genetic like type 1 diabetes. Disorders come about most often because of poor diet. ...Read more

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What is the metabolic syndrome?

Mildy complex!: However...Metabolic syndrome was called syndrome x: four facets-1. Torso obesity, 2.High blood pressure, 3.Poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and 4.Tendency toward type 2 diabetes. The cause is Insulin resistance, and all treatments should focus on the cause. Metformin and low carbohydrate diets are indicated for most people with the problem of metabolic syndrome. Potentially serious! ...Read more

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What is nkh metabolic disorder?

What is nkh metabolic disorder?

NKH: Nonketotic hyperglycinemia disorder is inherited and occurs when there is a problem with metabolism of glycine one of our amino acids which form the building blocks of all cells.
All babies should be screened at birth. Clinical genetic testing can also be done ...Read more

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How is metabolic syndrome treated?

How is metabolic syndrome treated?

Several ways!: A cluster of diseases in the making! However...Metabolic syndrome was called syndrome x: four facets-1. Torso obesity, 2.High blood pressure, 3.Poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and 4.Tendency toward type 2 diabetes. The cause is Insulin resistance, and all treatments should focus on the cause. Metformin and low carbohydrate diets are indicated for most people with the problem of metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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Pls describe a metabolic syndrome?

SyndromeOfRiskFactor: Metabolic Syndrome consists of number of conditions
1Abdominal Obesity Waist40" or more in men and 35"or more in women
2High Blood Pressure
3Insulin Resistance
4Low HDL/High Triglyserides more than 150mgm/dl
5Fasting Bood Glucose of 100mgm or more
Metabolic Syndrome patients are at High risk of developing full blown Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke.
Prevention is key ...Read more

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What are infants metabolic errors?

What are infants metabolic errors?

Absent information: The infants dna should bring a library full of instructions on how to build the tools that make the metabolism work. The babies system uses the library to continuously replenish enzymes & other products that keep the metabolism working. When a mistake in the dna codes things wrong, the system cannot make the proper tools & problems show up. There are hundreds of recognized metabolic errors. ...Read more

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What is metabolic syndrome exactly?

What is metabolic syndrome exactly?

Metabolic Syndrome: Metabolic syndrome (syndrome x) is characterized by weight on the middle, slowly developing hypertension, lipid abnormalities (usually high tgs and low hdl), and finally type 2 dm. A strong family hx for any of these components and/or mi stroke is also a clue. Finally, women can have hirsuitism and polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), early in the course. Insulin resistance causes these problems. ...Read more

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What's basal metabolic rate predicting?

What's basal metabolic rate predicting?

Caloric burn at rest: Dependent on what you eat (prtein vs sugar and starch, your total muscle mass. Your muscle/fat ratio. Fat has very low metabolic activity. Muscle burns much more calories at rest. ...Read more

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How is resting metabolic rate measured?

Measure or calculate: It can be measured by a special calorimeter machine that may be found in some physicians offices. It can also be estimated using the mifflin st. Jeor equation, which differs for men and women:
women rmr (calories/day) = (10 x weight (kg) + (6.25 x height (cm) - (5 x age (yrs) - 161.
To get weight in kg, multiply pounds by. 45. To get height in cm, multiply inches by 2.54. ...Read more

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What is a standard basal metabolic rate?

What is a standard basal metabolic rate?

BMR: Is the energy (calories) required to keep your body functioning at rest. ...Read more

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What are the tests for metabolic syndrome?

Many: First, most have an apple build, ie. Carry weight on the torso, rather than buttocks and extremities. Family hx of hbp, cholesterol problems, diabetes 2, and ASHD or mi, especially if strong. I obtain fasting lipids, insulin, hgba1c, and in females, free and total testosterone. The latter, since pcos is common. A lipid profile that suggests Insulin resistance is high triglycerides and low hdl. ...Read more

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What are some congenital metabolic errors?

What are some congenital metabolic errors?

Several: Phenylketonuria (PKU), congenital hypothyroidism, galactosemia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, maple syrup urine disease, medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency, homocystinuria, glutaric academia type I, isovaleric acidemia and methylmalonic academia. These 11 congenital metabolic disorders are included in the newborn screening program. ...Read more

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How to cure yourself of metabolic syndrome?

How to cure yourself of metabolic syndrome?

Diet and Exercise: Life style changes
1Eat a healthy diet, low in carbs, low in salt. Low in trans fats, High in fruite, veggies and lean protein, beans, whole grains and low fat diarySome recommend Dash diet
2Loose weight if you are over weight or obese
3Exercise like walking and gym, bicycling, and others
4If you smoke QUIT
5Talk to your doctor if you need meds for High BP, hIGH Cholesterl, Aspirin and Metformin ...Read more

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How can I figure my resting metabolic rate?

Measure or calculate: It can be measured by a special calorimeter machine that may be found in some physicians offices. It can also be estimated using the mifflin st. Jeor equation, which differs for men and women:
women rmr (calories/day) = (10 x weight (kg) + (6.25 x height (cm) - (5 x age (yrs) - 161.
To get weight in kg, multiply pounds by. 45. To get height in cm, multiply inches by 2.54. ...Read more