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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Metabolic Syndrome (Overview)

A cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood-sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.


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What are the tests for metabolic syndrome?

What are the tests for metabolic syndrome?

Many: First, most have an apple build, ie. Carry weight on the torso, rather than buttocks and extremities. Family hx of hbp, cholesterol problems, diabetes 2, and ASHD or mi, especially if strong. I obtain fasting lipids, insulin, hgba1c, and in females, free and total testosterone. The latter, since pcos is common. A lipid profile that suggests Insulin resistance is high triglycerides and low hdl. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
297 doctors shared insights

Metabolic Syndrome (Overview)

A cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood-sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.


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What are the presenting symptoms of metabolic syndrome?

Many: Presaging cluster of problems with metabolic syndrome is Insulin resistance associated with an apple build, weight on the middle. Insulin in excess amounts is inflammatory. Then issues such as hirsuitism, pcos, may develop in women, followed by hyperglycemia during pregnancy. Afterwards, men and women may see lipid alterations (high triglycerides, and low HDL levels. \bp problems and type 2dm comes. ...Read more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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What are some risk factors for getting Metabolic syndrome?

What are some risk factors for getting Metabolic syndrome?

The risk factors for getting Metabolic syndrome include:: Alcohol consumption, Antipsychotics, Ethnic Groups, Lipodystrophy, Obesity, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Steroids, Smoking, Metabolic syndrome, HIV/AIDS. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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Practice stress management and mindfulness
2x day
Do not be afraid to ask for feedback
3x day
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What is metabolic syndrome?

What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic Syndrome: Was called syndrome x: four facets-torso obesity, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and 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. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of metabolic syndrome?

Many: Presaging cluster of problems with metabolic syndrome is Insulin resistance associated with an apple build, weight on the middle. Insulin in excess amounts is inflammatory. Then issues such as hirsuitism, pcos, may develop in women, followed by hyperglycemia during pregnancy. Afterwards, men and women may see lipid alterations (high triglycerides, and low HDL levels. \bp problems and type 2dm comes. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily
daily
Blend exercises that make sense into your daily routine
daily
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What is metabolic syndrome and what are the warning signs?

Several:: Metabolic syndrome (syndrome x) is characterized by weight on the middle, slowly developing hypertension, lipid abnormalities (usually high tgs and low hdl), and finally type 2 dm. A strong family hx for any of these components and/or mi stroke is also a clue. Finally, women can have hirsuitism and polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), early in the course. Insulin resistance causes these problems. ...Read more

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Diagnose metabolic syndrome now loss 25kg and tg125, hdl51, ldl54, total cho.130 my weight now 81kg tall178 age 29 nosmoking could stop medicine statin?

Diagnose metabolic syndrome now loss 25kg and tg125, hdl51, ldl54, total cho.130 my weight now 81kg tall178 age 29 nosmoking could stop medicine statin?

You could try: But your cholesterol will probably return closer to original level. Try reducing dose first. Congratulations on weight loss, I am sure it took lots of discipline. Consult with your doctor, but halve the dose of statin and re-measure your lipid pane two months later. ...Read more

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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Enroll in an early intervention program
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Get help from local and national support groups
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Consider getting help from mental health professionals
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Age 29 y taking atorvastatin 10 mg diagnostic as metabolic syndrome now I have back pain in kidney area urine test show ph=6, yellow, s. Turbid, help?

Turbid urine: It seems, from your symptoms that you have, at the very least a urinary tract infection (uti). If you had some muscle destruction from the statin you are taking, you would have generalized muscle pain. Your turbid urine is quite consistent with an uti. See your doctor, have your temperature taken and have your urine sent off for a culture and sensitivity and get started on an antibiotic. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see to test for metabolic syndrome?

What kind of doctor should I see to test for metabolic syndrome?

Specialist or PCP!: A good family phycisian will know your build (apple/pear), and also know your family hx. Checking b p is standard, getting your lipids interpreted, and finally your hgba1c, complete the picture. Bmis are ok, but body composition analysis is better. You should leave knowing your ideal weight. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your primary care physician or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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What are the tests for metabolic syndrome?

Many: First, most have an apple build, ie. Carry weight on the torso, rather than buttocks and extremities. Family hx of hbp, cholesterol problems, diabetes 2, and ASHD or mi, especially if strong. I obtain fasting lipids, insulin, hgba1c, and in females, free and total testosterone. The latter, since pcos is common. A lipid profile that suggests Insulin resistance is high triglycerides and low hdl. ...Read more

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Does serequel (anti psychotic) causes metabolic syndrome? Does it lower metabolism? Im a body builder. I use it to sleep. My doctor knows.

Does serequel (anti psychotic) causes metabolic syndrome? Does it lower metabolism? Im a body builder. I use it to sleep. My doctor knows.

Seroquel (quetiapine) and obesity: Seroquel (quetiapine) is associated with weight gain, as are most of the newer antipsychotics. Seroquel (quetiapine) is not as bad as some others. Your "conditions" list bipolar disorder, and Seroquel (quetiapine) can be very useful for this. If you need to take Seroquel (quetiapine) for your mental health condition, and it works, then follow your doctor's advice and watch your diet / exercise carefully to avoid obesity ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check your cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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What is the ingredient found in diet sodas that causes metabolic syndrome?

Sweeteners: Artificial sweetners (stevia included), trick several neuro hormones by tasting very sweet. One of these is leptin, and there are several others. Some antaogize Insulin sensitivity, and others simply cause overproduction. Studies have shown a link, but they are not definite because overweight people are prone to metabolic syndrome. That having been said, I think everything is made too sweet! ...Read more

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Having borderline of sugar, cholesterol, and overweight for 42 yr old male does that mean metabolic syndrome? Do I need medication?

Metabolic syndrome: You have the signs. You can be monitored, go on a diet, lose wight, and follow the instructions of your doctor about need for medication. ...Read more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Checklist)

Don't overdo it when you have more energy than usual
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Try slow and steady movement like qigong, tai chi, or yoga
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Consider natural medical alternatives such as dipsacus
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What kind of doctor should treat metabolic syndrome?

What kind of doctor should treat metabolic syndrome?

Most!: I believe that all physicians should know how to recognize the possibility and confirm this with tests. However, as a specialist, I find my internal medicine and fp colleagues miss it frequently, even with family history. So an astute fp, im should do it regularly. If not, see a cardiologist or sports physician, or physician nutritionist to both diagnose and treat! ...Read more

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How is metabolic syndrome treated?

How is metabolic syndrome treated?

Several ways!: A cluster of diseases in the making!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. ...Read more

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How often do you find nutritional intervention without drugs successful in a course of treatment for metabolic syndrome?

How often do you find nutritional intervention without drugs successful in a course of treatment for metabolic syndrome?

You've got the power: Eat well: good portions, whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies. Get moving 30-60 minutes every day. These are powerful things you can do for not only metabolic syndrome but also preventing cancer and being healthy all over. High five on asking good questions and making great changes. You can do it,. ...Read more

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I have metabolic syndrome. Is treatment of the individual symptoms the best that medicine can offer?

I have metabolic syndrome. Is treatment of the individual symptoms the best that medicine can offer?

Correct the problem!: Insulin resistance is the cause of metabolic sydrome. Sure you can treat hbp, bad lipid profiles, and later type-2 diabeters with good drugs. But you reverse Insulin resistance with three easy steps: 1. Exercise 2. Lose weight on the middle. 3. Eat a low glycemic index diet, known in various forms, as atkin's, paleolithic, and mediterranean. Finally, whatever you get for probs, take metformin. ...Read more

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How can apples prevent metabolic syndrome?

It's whole,not juice: A whole apple has its fiber, antioxidant peel, and cellular structure intact. Scientific studies done in england show an extremely high blood sugar followed by Insulin rise with apple juice (essentially flavored sugar with minerals), followedd by applesauce, followed by a baked apple. Last, of course, was the whole apple. The Lowest rise in sugar, unprocessed, better for you in this form. ...Read more

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Does genetic/ chrosome testing detect metabolic disorders? How early are serious metabolic disorders usually detected? Usually by age 2?

Does genetic/ chrosome testing detect metabolic disorders? How early are serious metabolic disorders usually detected? Usually by age 2?

Talk to a DR : Or a geneticist about testing of metabolic disorders. Google online for more info. Severity varies on the presence of dominant vs. Recessive traits, sex linked chromosomes, strong family history etc. Some of these conditions can be detected at birth. Take care! ...Read more

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Why doctors consider drugs like (rifampicin & isoniazid) as risk factor of metabolic syndrome?

Metab syndrome: An insulin-sensitizing agent, such as metformin, is often used as hyperglycemia treatment in patients with metabolic syndrome. Literature suggests that metformin may help to reverse the pathophysiologic changes of metabolic syndrome. Cannot find any evidence that Rifampin is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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If kids are snacking all the time, how do they avoid getting diabetes/metabolic syndrome?

If kids are snacking all the time, how do they avoid getting diabetes/metabolic syndrome?

Good genes, activity: Kids who are physically active (and most kids are) expend a tremendous amount of energy. Snacking is not a problem for these kids, especially if they are free of genes which would predispose them to diabetes. It's when frequent snacking, bad genes, and lack of physical activity coincide (and that's happening more and more with video games), the trouble starts. ...Read more

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What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic Syndrome: Was called syndrome x: four facets-torso obesity, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and 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. ...Read more