Metabolic disorders

Think of the metabolism as a constant build up and breakdown, transport and exchange of substances in the entire body and each cell. These ongoing chemical reactions are mainly controlled by hormones. If the metabolism is impaired, the body’s energy systems can lose their balance.

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    Type 2 diabetes

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