Known metabolic disease
A metabolic disease is any condition that disrupts your body’s ability to convert food to energy (your metabolism).
Type 1 diabetes is an example of a metabolic disease.
Metabolic diseases are often hereditary, meaning they are passed to you from a family member. Patients may not experience any symptoms for a long period. But if the body is stressed (for example after a long illness) symptoms can appear. Symptoms vary widely depending on the type of metabolic disease.
Treatment for metabolic disorders varies with the symptoms. Inherited metabolic disorders may be treated using nutritional guidance, physical therapy, regular assessments and support. In some cases medication to control symptoms can be effective.
It is important to get a correct diagnosis followed by treatment and support. Our experienced consultants can diagnose and treat and provide the support you need in a hospital near you.
Related tests and scans
Waiting for blood tests and results can be an anxious time. If you’ve been referred by a GP for a test and don’t want to worry or wait, Nuffield Health can help. Our national network of fully accredited laboratories delivers fast, reliable results at a competitive price – wherever you are in the UK.