I found that these terms are frequently used interchangeably, especially when browsing the internet. However, I wonder if there is any (subtle) difference between them.
My current understanding is:
- Metabolic syndromes: is a term describing obesity, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and/ or dyslipidemia, as mentioned here
- Metabolic diseases: is a term describing the actual disease, such as diabetes, stroke, and/ or fatty liver diseases, as mentioned here
- Metabolic disorder: is a term describing diseases related to metabolism (usually is caused by gene mutation), as mentioned here
However, I do find people used them interchangeably, such as this article used metabolic disorders to describe fatty liver diseases.
Please correct me if I am wrong. I would like to know what is the common practice of using these terms in a medical setting. Thanks!