Metabolic Syndrome and Related Complications

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Metabolic Syndrome refers to disorder and conditions related to metabolism. Metabolic syndrome is coexistence of abdominal obesity, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and hypertension that causes cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and their complications, low quality and short lifespan.


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 health care providers.

People who have metabolic syndrome often have two other conditions: excessive blood clotting and constant, low-grade inflammation throughout the body. Researchers don't know whether these conditions cause metabolic syndrome or worsen it.

What is Metabolic Syndrome ?

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders. According to The National Institutes of Health guidelines Metabolic syndrome occurs when a person has the following three or more measures:

5 measures of Metabolic Syndrome

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  • Abdominal obesity (waist circumference greater than 40 inches in men and 35 inches above women)
  • High triglyceride level »

  • Triglyceride level per milliliter of blood (mg / dL) or more than 150 mg level
  • Reduced "good" or HDL cholesterol »

  • HDL cholesterol less than 40 mg / dL in men or less than 50 mg / dL in women
  • Increased blood pressure »

  • Mercury (mm Hg) or greater than 130 mmol systolic blood pressure (peak number) or diastolic blood pressure of 85 mm Hg or higher (lower number)
  • Elevated fasting blood sugar »

  • 1 mg / dL or more fasting glucose
Risk for metabolic syndrome increases with age.

Prevention of metabolic syndrome?

Preventing metabolic syndrome requires long-term effort and teamwork with your health care solutions.

Eat a healthy diet. In general, a diet that's low in saturated fats, trans fat, cholesterol, and salt -- and high in fruits, vegetables, lean protein, beans, low fat dairy, and whole grains -- has been shown to help people with high blood pressure and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

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