What is metabolic syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the following five medical conditions:
Elevated Blood Pressure
Elevated fasting Plasma Glucose
High Serum Triglycerides
Low Densidy Lipoprotein (HDL)Levels
Having these symptoms together increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Metabolic syndrome is thought to be caused by the disorder of energy utilization and storage and is a focus of many ongoing medical studies.
People who suffer from metabolic syndrome have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Some studies suggest that 37 percent of the US population suffers from metabolic syndrome and the numbers increase with age.
Other names used to describe metabolic syndrome are metabolic syndrome X, Cardiometabolic syndrome, syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, Reaven’s syndrome, and CHAOS.
The risk of having metabolic syndrome is closely linked to being overweight or obese and lacking physical activity. Insulin resistance also may increase your risk for metabolic syndrome.
It is possible to prevent or delay metabolic syndrome, mainly with lifestyle changes. A healthy lifestyle is a lifelong commitment. Successfully controlling or reversing metabolic syndrome requires long-term effort and teamwork with your metabolic balance® coach.