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Metabolic Disorders

A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in the body disrupt the process of digestion, absorption and utilization of nutrients by the body. When this happens, the body have too much of some substances or too little of other ones that are needed to stay healthy.A metabolic disorder occurs when some organs, such as the liver or pancreas, become diseased or do not function normally.

The following are examples of metabolic disorders

  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 & Type 2.
  • Hyperlipidemia.
  • Cholesterol Abnormalities.
  • Obesity.

Specialists in medical nutrition are also available to consult on dietary needs and to work with severely obese patients who might benefit from dietary and medication-assistance through the Weight Management Program. These specialists often work collaboratively with colleagues in the surgical weight loss program, which makes the coordination of care seamless for their patients.

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