Metabolic Disorders

Metabolic disorders, also known as metabolic diseases, are in most cases characterized by enzyme defects and result in important bodily processes not being able to run smoothly. As a result, various organ systems malfunction and waste products can accumulate.

The following list shows frequently occurring metabolic disorders.

  • Increase Metabolism

    A reduced metabolism can lead to various health problems. There are many different ways to help speed up the metabolism.

  • Insulin Resistance

    In the case of insulin resistance, the body's cells react less to the peptide hormone insulin. The insulin level in the blood is usually elevated.

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Diabetes has many causes that must be taken into account in diagnosis and treatment.

  • Gout

    Gout is a metabolic disorder in which uric acid crystals are deposited in the joints and lead to painful inflammation.

  • Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose intolerance is an intolerance to the milk sugar lactose, which can lead to a variety of physical complaints.

  • Histamine Intolerance

    Histamine intolerance is an intolerance to one's own histamine and the histamine from food and drinks.

    Histamine Intolerance
  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is characterised by reduced production of thyroid hormones.

    Schilddruesenunterfunktion
  • Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism is a condition of an excessive production of thyroid hormones.

    Schilddruesenueberfunktion
  • HPU

    HPU stands for Hemopyrrollactamuria, describing a metabolic disorder in heme metabolism.

    HPU
  • Mitochondrial Disorders

    Mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells. If they malfunction, diverse symptoms can arise.

    Mitochondriopathie

Symptoms of Metabolic Diseases

Symptoms of metabolic disorders can be varied and include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight changes
  • Increased thirst
  • Impaired blood sugar levels
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blemished, inflamed skin

Diagnosis and Treatment of Metabolic Disorders

Early diagnosis and holistic care by experienced therapists are essential when it comes to avoiding long-term damage from metabolic disorders.

Diagnostic measures include a detailed, cause-oriented medical history, physical examination and laboratory diagnostic methods.

As a result, treatment can then be individually tailored to the patient. The treatment options focus on regulating the metabolism and vary depending on the underlying disease. It is always important that the individual causes are taken into account.