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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is fatty acid metabolism disorder?

Fatty acid metabolism disorder is a genetic disorder that result from an inability of the body to produce or utilize one enzyme that is required to oxidize fatty acids. This leaves the body unable to produce energy within the liver and muscles from fatty acid source when all the glucose in the body has been expended

Symptoms of fatty acid metabolism disorder

  • Seizure

  • Feeling breathless

  • Weakness in arms or legs

  • Nausea or vomiting

Questions your doctor may ask to check for fatty acid metabolism disorder

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose fatty acid metabolism disorder

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Are you breathless or having hard time breathing?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

Treatment for fatty acid metabolism disorder

Treatment options includes nutritional management, avoidance of fasting, aggressive treatment during illness, and supplementation of carnitine, if necessary

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