What is Metabolic Syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome refers to a symptom cluster of three or more of the following metabolic conditions: hypertension, hyperlipidemia, elevated blood glucose, and obesity. This is a spectrum of pathologies, and no two individuals will present the same way.
What Causes Metabolic Syndrome?
Causes of metabolic syndrome are varied and include a combination of abdominal obesity, especially excess visceral adipose tissue (VAT), excess adipose tissue (obesity), dyslipidemia (elevated triglycerides and cholesterol), hypertension (high blood pressure), elevated blood sugar, chronic inflammation, physical inactivity, post-menopausal age, and genetic factors.
What Are the Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome?
Depending on what other diagnoses or risk factors one has, symptoms may vary. Common symptoms include dyslipidemia, hypertension, and elevated blood sugar.
What Is the Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome?
Helping our patients to implement a blood-sugar regulating diet and exercise regimen is our nutritional goal to manage metabolic syndrome. Through blood sugar regulation, weight loss can be achieved, which, in turn, will also help to restore biomarkers for cholesterol and blood glucose to healthy levels.