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what is the metabolic syndrome?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Mildy complex!: However...Metabolic syndrome was called syndrome x: four facets-1. Torso obesity, 2.High blood pressure, 3.Poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and 4.Tendency toward type 2 diabetes. The cause is Insulin resistance, and all treatments should focus on the cause. Metformin and low carbohydrate diets are indicated for most people with the problem of metabolic syndrome. Potentially serious!
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Insulin resistance: Metabolic syndrome is very preventable. Excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake cause high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of Insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Eventually you will have full blown diabetes, heart disease and htn.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
SyndromeOfRiskFactor: Metabolic Syndrome consists of number of conditions 1Abdominal Obesity Waist40" or more in men and 35"or more in women 2High Blood Pressure 3Insulin Resistance 4Low HDL/High Triglyserides more than 150mgm/dl 5Fasting Bood Glucose of 100mgm or more Metabolic Syndrome patients are at High risk of developing full blown Diabetes,Cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke. Prevention is key
Answered on Mar 21, 2015

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