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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 are neurological disorders? Examples?

What are neurological disorders? Examples?

Neurological dis.: Diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves), such as Strokes, Seizures, Migraines, etc. ...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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What are mitochondrial disorders?

What are mitochondrial disorders?

Energy failure: Mitochondrial diseases result from dysfunctional mitochondria (powerhouses of cells). When they don’t function, the body has energy (atp) deficiency. Thus, symptoms often come from organs with high energy need e.g. Brain (seizures, migraines), heart (weak heart muscle) liver, muscles, hormone system, etc. There is no cure yet for mitochondrial diseases but lot of active research to find a cure. ...Read more

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What are common neurological disorders?

What are common neurological disorders?

Here's a few: Migraine, 26 million people. Alzheimer's, about 4.5 million. Strokes, very frequent and widespread. Epilepsy, parkinson's, peripheral neuropathies, and although less frequent, multiple sclerosis, which gets lots of publicity due to effects on younger patients. ...Read more

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What are some genetic disorders?

What are some genetic disorders?

See OMIM: OMIM (Online Mendelian inheritance in Man) is an up-to-date compendium of all disorders known or suspected to be genetic. See OMIM.org ...Read more

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What are some causes of bipolar disorder?

What are some causes of bipolar disorder?

predisposition: Bipolar and mood diorders often run in families. Quite often there is a genetic predisposition that can be be triggered by trauma or other life events. More and more denovo cases are being seen which some believe may be impacted by environmental toxins. ...Read more

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What are some chromosomal disorders?

What are some chromosomal disorders?

Many but rare: The most common is trisomy 21 also known as down's syndrome. You can have too many y chromosomes (klinefelters) or a missing x (turners). There are many others, mostly rare and probably a lot of others that are lethal so that even though an egg is fertilized and implants, it does not develop well enough for survivial in utero. ...Read more

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What are some bone diseases or disorders?

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What are some bone diseases or disorders?

A lot of them : There are a lot of bone diseases/disorders known- from trauma, inflammatory process, infections, autoimmune disease, degenerative disorder, benign tumor, malignancy, etc. What is your specific question? ...Read more

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What are some genetic neurological diseases?

What are some genetic neurological diseases?

All sorts, varies: This is a particularly broad question. There are diseases with a genetic predisposition, such as multiple sclerosis. There are diseases where some people have a genetic form and some have a sporadic form, i.e. Parkinson disease. Then there are diseases where if you have the gene, you will get the disease--huntington disease. There are varied inheritances for the different muscular dystrophies. ...Read more

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What kinds of eating disorders are there?

What kinds of eating disorders are there?

More than imaginable: The two best known eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia and various combinations of the two. Another recognized disorder is compulsive overeating. However, there are many forms of disturbed eating which develop when people are unhappy with their bodies. These involve overexercise, restirictive eating, yo-yo dieting, night binge disorder, and others, all of which are unhealthy. ...Read more

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What are thet tests that indicate metabolic myopathies?

What are thet tests that indicate metabolic myopathies?

Blood and biopsy: There are some simple blood tests, most commonly a creatine kinase, that can identify the presence of myopathy. Specific subtypes can sometimes be further identified by genetic testing, exercise testing, or muscle biopsy. ...Read more

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What are the tests for metabolic syndrome?

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 recessive disorders?

What are recessive disorders?

Genetic term: Genetic disorders fall roughly into dominant and recessive based on inheritance. If only one parent has a gene (brown eyes) but all children have that trait, then it's dominant; recessive traits require that both parents have the gene (blue eyes). If each parent has only one gene with that trait, then 1/4 of the children will express the trait. ...Read more

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What are some neurological disorders that affect handwriting?

Numerous: Can range from writer's cramp, a dystonia, weakness or numbness due to pinched nerve, micro-graphia in Parkinson's, shaking due to essential tremor, incoordination due to cerebellar lesion, etc., but even adverse effects of some medications, drugs, and alcohol. ...Read more

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In what way are neurological disorders catagorized and what are they?

In what way are neurological disorders catagorized and what are they?

Neurology: Very broad question. Neurological disorders can be categorized into central nervous system;brain and spinal cord; and peripheral nervous system;nerve and muscle. There are different diseases affecting each component. Stroke, seizures, headaches, peripheral neuropathy are some of the common ones. Please refer to a neurology text book for a complete list. ...Read more

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What are general categories of eating disorders?

What are general categories of eating disorders?

Bulimia and anorexia: The main subtypes of eating disorders are bulimia (usually periods of overeating followed by periods of restricting or vomiting to avoid weight gain, generally associated with normal or slightly increased weight) and anorexia (excessive exercise, and food restriction in order to avoid weight gain, often despite plenty of evidence that the person is in fact underweight). ...Read more

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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