What is it?

Metabolic syndrome is the name of several conditions that may occur together and increase the risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes in stroke. Increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess belly fat and increased levels of triglycerides and cholesterol levels are the conditions that cause metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is linked with overweight and inactivity.

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Additional names

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- Insulin resistance

Signs & symptoms

Not all people with metabolic syndrome have symptoms, as usually the metabolic syndrome anticipates the onset of symptoms. Large weight circumference might be a visible sign, if the blood pressure is elevated one may experience headaches and chest pain, diabetes signs include frequent urination, and weight loss or gain .

Diagnosis

Metabolic syndrome diagnosis is done based upon finding in medical history, physical examination, blood pressure measurement, and blood tests .

Treatment

Treatment includes lifestyle changes such as regular physical activity, healthy diet, stop smoking, and weight loss.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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