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Metabolism refers to the process in which the body uses energy from the food we eat. Our food is made up of proteins, vitamins, fats, minerals, and essential micronutrients which are required for the proper functioning of the body. Digestive enzymes in our body help to extract those vitamins and minerals from food and break it down and transport it to the blood from where it reaches the entire body and acts as a fuel that gives the energy to do all the necessary biological functions. Whenever there is an abnormal chemical reaction in our body that disrupts the entire process of metabolism then the person is said to have a metabolic disorder. It occurs when there is a deficiency or excessive amount of some of the other substances in the body. The inability to break down amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, proteins cause some deficiency diseases and metabolic. A person is at a greater risk of having a metabolic disorder if organs such as the liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine are not working properly or if a person is having chronic diseases such as diabetes.

Symptoms of metabolic disorders might vary from person to person depending upon the metabolic problem the person is having. The symptoms of metabolic disorders include

  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Jaundice
  • Failure to gain weight
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Abnormal odor in breath, sweat, saliva or urine
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Jaundice
  • Poor appetite
  • Constant abdominal pain

Metabolic disorders can be treated with the help of current technology and small changes in lifestyle habits. The treatment includes a special diet that has balanced nutrition containing all the nutrients. Enzymes replace other supplements that support metabolism medications which are required to detoxify the level of toxins and chemicals present in the blood that restricts metabolism.

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