Metabolic Syndrome

What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the following five medical conditions:

  • Abdominal obesity
  • Elevated Blood Pressure
  • Elevated fasting Plasma Glucose
  • High Serum Triglycerides
  • Low Densidy Lipoprotein (HDL)Levels

metabolic syndrome is thought to be caused by the disorder of energy utilization and storage and is a focus of many ongoing medical studies and having the following symptoms together increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

People who suffer from metabolic syndrome have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes.  Some studies suggest that 34 percent of the US population suffers from metabolic syndrome and the numbers increase with age.

Other names used to describe metabolic syndrome are metabolic syndrome X, Cardiometabolic syndrome, syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, Reaven’s syndrome, and CHAOS.

The risk of having metabolic syndrome is closely linked to being overweight  or obesity and the lack of physical activity. Insulin resistance also may increase your risk for metabolic syndrome.

It is possible to prevent or delay metabolic syndrome, mainly with lifestyle changes. A healthy lifestyle is a lifelong commitment. Successfully controlling metabolic syndrome requires long-term effort and teamwork with your metabolic balance® coach.

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