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Metabolic Problems

Bone Marrow
Amyloidosis occurs when abnormal proteins called amyloids build up and form deposits. The deposits can collect in organs such as the kidney and heart. This can cause...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
Celiac disease is an immune disease in which people can't eat gluten because it will damage their small intestine. If you have celiac disease and eat foods...
Bicarbonate (Electrolytes)
When you're dehydrated, your body doesn't have enough fluid to work properly. An average person on an average day needs about 3 quarts of water. But if you'...
Analysis Of Urine (Urinalysis)
Diabetes insipidus (DI) causes frequent urination. You become extremely thirsty, so you drink. Then you urinate. This cycle can keep you from sleeping or even...
Bone Marrow
Gaucher's disease is a rare, inherited disorder in which you do not have enough of an enzyme called glucocerebrosidase. This causes too much of a fatty substance...
Epilepsy Treatment
problems that affect the nervous system. Some have treatments to control symptoms. Some are life-threatening....
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
result of something else, such as anemia, thalassemia, liver disease, or from tests and procedures. Treatments include removing blood (and iron)...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
Hypoglycemia means low blood glucose, or blood sugar. Your body needs glucose to have enough energy. After you eat, your blood absorbs glucose. If you eat more sugar...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
Lactose intolerance means that you cannot digest foods with lactose in them. Lactose is the sugar found in milk and foods made with milk. After eating foods...
Bone Marrow
therapy might help with symptoms. Researchers are testing bone marrow transplantation as a treatment for some of the...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
energy in your body tissues, such as your liver, muscles, and body fat. A metabolic disorder occurs metabolic disorder when some organs, such as your liver or pancreas, become diseased or do not function...
Bypass, Stomach (Gastric Bypass Surgery)
Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/...
Bypass, Stomach (Gastric Bypass Surgery)
Obesity means having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater...
Home Pregnancy Tests (Pregnancy Test)
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder in which the body can't process part of a protein called phenylalanine (Phe). Phe is in almost all foods. If the Phe level...
Bypass, Stomach (Gastric Bypass Surgery)
Weight loss surgery helps people with extreme obesity to lose weight. It may be an option if you cannot lose weight through diet and exercise or have serious...
Lap Band Surgery (Gastric Banding)
Weight loss surgery helps people with extreme obesity to lose weight. It may be an option if you cannot lose weight through diet and exercise or have serious...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
ages 5 and 35. It first attacks the liver, the central nervous system or both. The most characteristic sign is a rusty brown ring around the cornea of the eye. A physical exam and laboratory tests can diagnose it. Treatment is with drugs to...