Metabolic therapy involves the administration of a substance normally found in the body to enhance a metabolic reaction within the cell. This may be achieved in two ways. Firstly, for some systems a substance can be given to achieve greater than normal levels in the body so as to drive an enzymic reaction in a preferred direction. Secondly, metabolic therapy may be used to correct an absolute or relative deficiency of a cellular component. Thus, metabolic therapy differs greatly from most standard cardiovascular pharmacologic therapies such as the use of ACE Inhibitors, beta-blockers, statins and calcium channel antagonists that are given to block rather than enhance cellular processes.
|Pages (from-to)||56 - 64|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Heart Lung and Circulation|
|Issue number||Supplement 3|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|