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Can a person get a metabolic disorder later in life? Or can you only be born with it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

There are some metabolic disorders that you are born with,some that may only become evident after exposure to certain medications.
There are some "metabolic disorders" that develop later in life due to lifestyle and or illnesses that are acquired later in life.The term "metabolic disorder" is not very specific.If you have a specific condition in mind, you should provide more basic information.

In brief: Depends

There are some metabolic disorders that you are born with,some that may only become evident after exposure to certain medications.
There are some "metabolic disorders" that develop later in life due to lifestyle and or illnesses that are acquired later in life.The term "metabolic disorder" is not very specific.If you have a specific condition in mind, you should provide more basic information.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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