Problem

Fatty acid oxidation disorders


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Diseases of metabolism of fats
Fatty oxidation diseases
Inherited diseases of energy metabolism
Nature:
A fatty acid oxidation disorder is a condition that impairs the body's ability to oxidize the fatty acids into energy. This can lead to serious problems affecting the heart, liver, eyes, and general muscle development. These disorders can remain hidden, until brought on by high fever or periods of fasting, both of which alter the rate of metabolism within the body. Once brought on, patients may experience altered consciousness, decreased activity, and can conceivably progress to lethargy. They often include repeated bouts of vomiting. Early signs can include carnitine deficiency or poor (low tone) muscle development.
Broader Problems:
Diseases of metabolism
Related Problems:
Liver diseases
Values:
Disease
Disorder
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Date of last update
25.08.1999 – 00:00 CEST