Metabolic Medicine in CT | Adonai Optimal Health and Wellness Services

At Adonai Optimal Health and Wellness Facility in Madison, Connecticut we have experience in several Naturopathic and Integrative Wellness treatments. As a Naturopathic Physician in CT  Dr. Whitton specializes in Metabolic Medicine in CT. Here is some information you should know about the benefits of Metabolic Medicine.

What is Metabolic Medicine?

Metabolic Medicine is a sub-specialty allied to chemical pathology (clinical biochemistry). Doctors working in metabolic medicine combine an understanding of biochemistry and metabolism. They deal with adult patients where the chemical processes in the body do not function properly and may cause various health problems.

The work of doctors in metabolic medicine is to improve the quality of patients’ lives and treat their metabolic health conditions. Metabolic Medicine is a relatively new specialty which helps patients with common and rare diseases.

The range of work in includes treatment of:

  • Nutrition Disorders – patients with obesity and those needing parenteral nutrition (direct administration of nutrition into the bloodstream)
  • Lipid Metabolism Disorders (which may involve cardiovascular risk assessment)
  • Calcium Metabolism and Bone Disorders – examples include osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency, and kidney stones
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) in adults (i.e phenylketonuria)