Metabolic Disorders and Holistic Health Care

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More than one-third of all Americans are diagnosed with metabolic disorders, which can lead to a wide variety of health complications if left untreated. However, not many of these people are aware of the holistic treatments available to help them manage their conditions and maintain their quality of life.

In this blog post, we will discuss how metabolic disorders occur, the types of metabolic disorders, and how holistic health care is instrumental in the effective management of these conditions.

What Is a Metabolic Disorder?

Metabolism is a complex process that your body uses to convert what you eat and drink into the energy it needs in order to function properly. It allows your body to facilitate important biochemical processes, such as growth, repairing damaged cells, blood circulation, and regulating hormone levels, in order to stay healthy.

There are a number of reasons a person’s metabolism can go haywire: sedentary lifestyle, organ dysfunction, genetics, obesity, and other factors. This results in the development of a metabolic disorder, in which your body can have too much or too little of the very substances it needs to stay healthy.

Metabolic disorder can have a wide range of effects on the body. Some affect the breakdown of substances, such as amino acids or carbohydrates; while there are those that affect the cells that produce energy – known as mitochondrial diseases.

Types of Metabolic Disorders 

There are thought to be over 500 metabolic disorders, many of which are rare genetic disorders.

Diabetes, the most common metabolic disorder, prevents your body from regulating the amount of glucose in your blood. Insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas, helps glucose to get into your cells to give them energy. When glucose doesn’t go to your cells, it remains in your blood. Over time, the buildup of glucose in your bloodstream results in potentially serious health complications, such as organ damage and vision problems.

Other types of metabolic disorders include:

  • Mitochondrial diseases
  • Iron, calcium, lipid, phosphorus or glucose metabolism disorders
  • Gaucher’s disease
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Malabsorption syndromes
  • DNA repair-deficiency disorders
  • Metabolic skin diseases

Holistic Treatments for Metabolic Disorders

Because metabolic disorders are highly complex, they require a comprehensive, multifaceted treatment approach.

Holistic health care, which is an excellent adjunctive treatment for metabolic disorders, integrates the best practices of traditional and Western medicine and takes a whole-person approach to improving a person’s overall health. It is centered around a client’s individual needs and considers the different aspects of their health: physical, emotional, social, and spiritual health.

Rather than just treating symptoms, holistic healthcare practitioners aim to find and tackle the root cause of a health problem, such as by exploring the client’s personal and family health history, symptoms, and lifestyle choices; and carrying out specialized laboratory tests. The provider works closely with the client in order to craft the most effective treatment plan.

Holistic healthcare professionals utilize a combination of strategies to help clients keep their symptoms from interfering with their quality of life. These strategies include care planning, therapeutic interventions, safe exercise program, nutritional counseling, and regular monitoring.

Holistic Health Care at Alpha Care Wellness Center in Weatherford, TX

If you’ve been diagnosed with a metabolic disorder or any other chronic health condition, and you’re looking to partner with a holistic healthcare expert within the Weatherford area in Texas to help you manage it, visit us here at Alpha Care Wellness Center.

Dr. Catherine Oseni, our board-certified integrative and functional medicine physician, has made a name for herself through her nurturing and compassionate approach and profound commitment to empowering people, especially those living with chronic medical problems, take the driver’s seat of their health.

Dr. Catherine understands that no two people are alike, so she crafts personalized treatment plans, which can include nutritional counseling, weight-loss program, comprehensive metabolic detoxification, and/or medical-grade supplements to help people achieve the best possible outcomes and thrive – not just survive their medical conditions.

Book your visit with Dr. Catherine today. Contact our staff at (817) 550-6332  or request a consultation online.



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