Metabolic syndrome symptoms are best understood by answering the question...
What is Metabolic Syndrome?
condition is the combination of several factors which when occurring
together can put you at a high risk of developing cardiovascular
diseases, including a heart attack and stroke as well as type 2
diabetes. It is not a newly discovered condition. It was first defined
in the 1920's by E. Studien Kylin, a Swedish physician as "Syndrome X".
However, it has received increased attention in the past few years.
What are the conditions?
The group of conditions that trigger this include having abdominal
obesity, high blood pressure, high fasting blood sugar levels, low HDL
level (that's good cholesterol) and high triglycerides level (that's bad
Metabolic syndrome symptoms are NOT a disease...but
rather, they are an important assessment of a Baby Boomers' risk for
developing serious cardiovascular diseases and/or type 2 diabetes.
Metabolic syndrome symptoms are often classified as having 3 of these 5 abnormalities:
How do you know if you have metabolic syndrome symptoms?
To determine if you have this condition you need to have a full medical evaluation which will include the drawing of blood to determine your cholesterol and sugar levels; measuring your height and weight; taking your blood pressure as well as checking your personal and family medical histories.
Baby Boomers lifestyle factors for the development of metabolic syndrome include
Reducing the threat of metabolic syndrome symptoms for we Baby Boomers is possible by adjusting your lifestyle; for example eating less and smarter, losing fat (particularly belly fat), regularly exercising, reducing stress and having regular medical monitoring.
This quote from the American Heart Association probably sums it up best:
"People who have the metabolic syndrome can reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes by controlling risk factors. The best way is for them to lose weight and increase their physical activity. Here are some important steps for patients and their doctors in managing the metabolic syndrome:
We need more research to understand how drug therapy might help people with the metabolic syndrome. It’s important to focus on the five components of this syndrome to properly manage it."
For further information
Download this free PDF from the American Heart Association.
Where to go now?
To see how your weight may be affecting your health
Go to Body Mass Index.
Return to Health Issues.
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