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What is Fatty Acid Metabolism Disorders?

Fatty acid metabolism disorders are genetic disorders that result from the body's inability to produce or use an enzyme or protein needed to oxidize fatty acids. This leaves the body unable to produce energy in the liver and muscles from fatty acid sources when all the glucose in the body has been used up.

Typical Symptoms of Fatty Acid Metabolism Disorders

  • Seizure

  • Decreased responsiveness/expressiveness

  • Feeling breathless

  • Weakness in arms or legs

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Pale looking

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Fatty Acid Metabolism Disorders

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Are you having difficulty breathing?

  • Do your arms or legs feel weak?

  • Are you feeling nauseous or have you been vomiting?

  • Do you look paler than usual?

Treatmentof Fatty Acid Metabolism Disorders

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

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References

  • Merritt JL 2nd, Norris M, Kanungo S. Fatty acid oxidation disorders. Ann Transl Med. 2018 Dec;6(24):473. doi: 10.21037/atm.2018.10.57. PMID: 30740404; PMCID: PMC6331364.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331364/

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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