Many different types of metabolic disease affect chemical processes within the body, and researchers discover more all the time. The severity of symptoms depends on which metabolic disease a person has. Some conditions, such as Tay-Sachs disease, prevent the body from producing the enzymes that break down particular substances within the body. As a result, the substances build up to harmful quantities. Metal metabolism disorders, such as Wilson's disease, prevent the body from breaking down particular metals.
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