Metabolic Disorders

Metabolic disorders are genetic pathologies resulting in metabolism problems. The process of metabolism lets human body create energy from the products the person eats. Getting into the digestive system, the food breaks down into sugars and acids. This is the fuel of human body, which can be used right away, or can be stored inside the tissues. When a person suffers from certain metabolic disorders, the process of metabolism gets disrupted by abnormal chemical reactions. The list of such pathologies includes Niemann-Pick disease, Gaucher disease, Galactosemia, Phenylketonuria, and others.

The specialists of the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine successfully treat the diseases of the kind with the patients of all ages. We use the unique combination of modern therapeutic approaches and the centuries-old Oriental wisdom, which lets us obtain excellent results with no time lost.

Causes of metabolic disorders

As a rule, metabolic disorders develop for the following reasons:

  • Overweight or obesity and lack of physical activity;
  • Insulin resistance, when body cells can’t respond normally to glucose;
  • Advanced age (the older a person the higher the risk of metabolic disorders);
  • Alcohol abuse;
  • Intake of toxic substances;
  • Family history of metabolic disorders;
  • Diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Symptoms of metabolic disorders

Generally, the signs of metabolic disorder depend to a great extent on the type of the pathology and its characteristics. The most common symptoms of such diseases are as follows:

  • Apathism;
  • Bad appetite;
  • Stomach pain;
  • Headache;
  • Vomiting;
  • Loss of weight;
  • Jaundice;
  • Developmental impairment;
  • Epileptic seizures, and others.

Diagnosis of metabolic disorders

The doctors of Tianjin hospital reveal metabolic disorders using the following diagnostic methods:

  • Blood tests for high-density lipoprotein cholesterol;
  • Blood tests for triglyceride level;
  • Blood tests for sugar;
  • Specific DNA tests, etc.

It is important to note that most metabolic disorders are diagnosed at birth. Generally, they are detected by simple screening. If the pathology was not revealed early in life, the patient remains in the dark about his illness until the first symptoms appear. Once they develop, the abovementioned and some other laboratory tests are conducted.

In order to diagnose metabolic disorders the specialists of the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine apply to both the achievements of modern science and the ancient Chinese wisdom. Such a many-sided approach allows us easily diagnose metabolic disorders even in their early stages.

Treatment of metabolic disorders

Treatment for metabolic disorders can include a number of therapies:

  • Bone marrow transplantation;
  • Enzyme replacement therapy;
  • Surgery;
  • Gene therapy;
  • Intake of medical agents (in order to reduce symptoms);
  • Physiotherapy;
  • Vitamin or mineral supplementation.

Along with modern therapeutic approaches, the doctors of our healthcare centre use the unique methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine. We cure the patients with metabolic disorders by means of acupuncture, moxibustion, herbalism, therapeutic diet, physical exercises, magnet therapy, and massage. All these techniques can effectively regulate the process of metabolism inside the human body. They help patients lose extra weight and get rid of serious chronic conditions, which have resulted in certain metabolic disorders.

We develop an individual therapeutic regimen for each client taking into account his personal medical data and the general state of health. All this lets us achieve a breakthrough in treatment of all the described conditions irrespective of their severity and stages.