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How do I manage my metabolic disorder on a daily basis?

Depending on the type and severity of the metabolic disorder, a variety of daily treatments may help control and manage the disorder. Most people with metabolic disorders must follow a strict diet to avoid the substance that sets off their disorder. As a result of the diet, some people have to take vitamins and other supplements to make up for any nutrient or chemical deficiencies they may have. Sometimes, daily injections may be necessary.

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