What is Metabolic Syndrome?
Metabolic Syndrome is a cluster of conditions that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Metabolic Syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is a cluster of conditions that populate in one individual. The cluster usually is comprised of insulin resistance, hypertension, cholesterol anomalies, and an increased risk for blood clotting. Those who are affected are often overweight or obese.
Syndrome X leads to cardiovascular disease as well as type 2 diabetes. Genetics and environment are prime contributing factors in the development of Metabolic Syndrome. Other factors include smoking, excessive consumption of [high] carbohydrates, a sedentary lifestyle, and post-menopause.
Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome
- Large waist circumference
- High blood pressure
- High blood triglycerides
- High blood sugar
- Low HDL cholesterol (also known as good cholesterol)
- Symptoms of diabetes (increased urination, fatigue and blurred vision)
The host of conditions usually result in cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Treating the cause(s) of Syndrome X to cease the development of both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease is essential. As mentioned, those who are typically overweight and do not engage in an active lifestyle suffer from this condition. An aggressive alteration in lifestyle is preferred–this includes better nutrition/diet and exercise.
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Find an Aylo Health location
Metabolic Syndrome services are offered at our Aylo Health – Endocrinology at Stockbridge location.
Why choose Aylo to treat your Metabolic Syndrome?
We have skilled and trained physicians, technicians, and certified nurse practitioners that will be happy to assist you along the way.
A huge shift from a sedentary lifestyle to a more active one is what we encourage for Metabolic Syndrome. This will help to lower your chances of heart disease and manage weight gain.