Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that increase a person’s likelihood of developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
The risk factors of metabolic syndrome include:
● High blood pressure (more than 130/85 mmHg)
● High blood sugar levels due to insulin resistance.
● Excess fat within the waist.
● Increased triglyceride levels.
● Reduced level of good cholesterol (LDL).
Having any of the listed risk factors doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a metabolic syndrome. However, they increase your chance of developing cardiovascular disease. Three of more of the risk factors will make you diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. It will increase the chances of health complications.
To diagnose metabolic syndrome, your doctor might check the following: blood pressure, fasting blood glucose level, waist circumference, fasting blood triglycerides, and cholesterol levels. Three or more abnormalities noted from the tests will indicate the presence of the metabolic syndrome.
If you’re diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, the goal of treatment will be to lower the risk of developing complications. You might be advised to have some lifestyle changes like quitting smoking. Additionally, your doctor might opt to prescribe medications that lower blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and drugs that eliminate bad cholesterol.
Preventing metabolic syndrome is certainly possible. Maintain a healthy blood pressure level, waist circumference, and good cholesterol levels. Exercise and weight loss decrease insulin resistance.
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