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  • What is Metabolic Syndrome?

    Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises the risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke.

  • Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors

    • A large waistline - abdominal obesity or "having an apple shape" : For Male: ≥ 35 inch and Female: ≥40 inch
    • A high triglyceride level : >150 mg/dL
    • A low HDL cholesterol level : For Male: < 40mg/dL and Female: < 50mg/dL
    • High blood pressure : ≥ 130/85 mm Hg
    • High fasting blood Sugar: > 100 mg/dL

  • Other Names

    • Insulin resistance syndrome
    • Obesity syndrome
    • Syndrome X

  • Causes and Risk Factors

    • Abdominal obesity (a large waistline)
    • An inactive lifestyle/ Sedentary Lifestyle
    • Diabetes
    • History of Diabetes in family
    • Age
    • Race: Hispanics and Asians
    • Genetic
    • Female – having PCOD
    • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

  • Complications

    • Diabetes
    • Cardiovascular disease: heart attack, stroke

  • Treatment

    • Life Style Changes
    • Diet Management
    • Physical Activity
    • Medicines
    • Metabolic Surgery