Dr Rakesh Srivastava- Metabolism And Human Diseases

10796899880?profile=RESIZE_400xDr. Rakesh K. Srivastava

Dr. Rakesh K. Srivastava is an accomplished entrepreneur and is the CEO and President of GLAX Health LLC.


— Dr. Rakesh K. Srivastava’s Research on Metabolism and Human Diseases

Similar to how a vehicle needs fuel to move from one place to another, our bodies need energy from food and drink. What we consume goes through a complex process known as metabolism, whereby the body combines oxygen with calories to produce energy. This process involves numerous moving parts, including tissues, cells and major organs, to ensure everything runs smoothly. A simple alteration in our metabolism could result in severe adverse effects on our bodies. This article will dive into types of metabolism, metabolic disorders and research findings on the role of mitochondria in specific cellular processes.

Types of metabolism

The two main types of metabolism include anabolism and catabolism. During anabolism, the body uses energy from your food to create new body cells from smaller units. On the other hand, catabolism involves the breakdown of larger molecules to generate energy in the body or preserve the smaller molecules for use during anabolic processes. 

Common metabolic disorders

You are said to have a metabolic disorder when your body has too little or too much of the essential nutrients and substances that keep you alive. As we mentioned earlier, a slight change in your metabolism could negatively impact your overall health and well-being. The following is a list of common metabolic disorders.

  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Gaucher’s disease
  • Mitochondrial disorders
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Phenylketonuria

What causes metabolic disorders?

It is not uncommon for you to inherit a metabolic disorder from someone in your family. Too much or too little of a hormone could result in the development of metabolic disease. Metabolic disorders could also develop when a specific major organ stops functioning normally. Lastly, eating too much or too little of a particular food could be a likely cause of a metabolic disorder.

Signs and symptoms of metabolic disorders

Here are the signs and symptoms that could indicate you have a metabolic disorder.

  • Change in skin colour
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weakness in your muscles
  • Pain in the stomach
  • Reduced or lack of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Developmental problems

Dr Srivastava's findings on metabolism

Dr. Rakesh and his group noted that high glucose levels favoured the growth of cancer cells. Therefore, disrupting this metabolic process would effectively hinder the growth of tumours within the body. Riluzole is a drug medical professionals use to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. According to Dr Srivastava, this drug can also inhibit the growth of pancreatic cancer cells. He also discovered that the introduction of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, also known as SARS-coV-2, impaired the immune response, cell metabolism and antiviral signalling in the body. Dr Srivastava strongly believes that understanding this reprogramming effect in SARS-coV-2 could help scientists fight the pandemic and restore the world to what it used to be.

Dr. Rakesh K. Srivastava is an accomplished entrepreneur since he is the CEO and President of GLAX Health LLC. He has also conducted extensive research in numerous fields, including immunology, therapeutics, nutrition, obesity, cancer and diabetes. Dr Rakesh's publications are outstanding and have received more than 28,000 citations over the years. We hope this article has helped you learn more about metabolism and human diseases.

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