Metabolic Disorders involve chemical reactions in your body, which upset the process of metabolism ? the process of making energy from food. To work properly, your metabolism must break down the food you eat and into sugars and acids. You also need to have the right amount of each of these substances, so when a disorder occurs, the body will usually have too much or too little of these important substances. There are various ways in which metabolic disorders occur and it usually happens when certain organs fail or become diseased. In some cases, metabolic disorders could be hereditary.
An example of a metabolic disorder is diabetes. Diabetes itself is attributed to both hereditary and environmental factors and involves the sufferer having an abnormally high blood sugar level. It is caused by insulin levels becoming insufficient and leading to symptoms such as: large urine production, thirst, lethargy, blurred vision and weight loss. Insulin is available medically, meaning that the condition can be treated but not cured.
To discover if one has any metabolic disorders, including diabetes, simple blood tests can be carried out to determine if any enzyme used in the metabolism are missing or are in insufficient numbers.
Diabetes - General
Diabetes is an often misconstrued and quite convoluted disease to many. The symptoms alone, are enough to confuse, even the medical professionals. Most people would have a demanding time in recognizing even one diabetes symptom.
This article will attempt to clearly specify the symptoms of diabetes and also briefly outline the two types of diabetes. And try to make simple, a very complex disease to the masses.
Diabetes, Type I
Diabetes Type I is often know by the designates of Juvenile Diabetes. This is due to the fact that many are diagnosed in childhood with the symptoms of Type I Diabetes. It has also been titled insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) because insulin injections must be taken daily.
Some of the diabetes symptoms include: