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Disorders of the body where the bodily processes fail to effectively utilize and convert components of food into usable energy are termed as metabolic disorders.

If these metabolic disorders are congenital (from birth due to genetic abnormalities) they create challenges during the new born period. Many of them are diagnosed early in life. If not attended to early on these metabolic syndromes can impact the brain development by prompting frequent seizures and neurological disability. The presentation of metabolic disorders is very different from Autism. Autism is also a disorder of brain development. But that has nothing to do with metabolic disorders. Autism and metabolic disorders are not related to one another.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that this guide is for information purposes only. Please consult a qualified health practitioner for safe management.



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