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Are cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome the same disorder?

Are cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome the same disorder?

Yes!: Yes! I do not know why the first term exists, other than to explain why certain heart problems exist from metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Metabolic Syndrome (Definition)

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a 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. Having just one of these conditions doesn't mean you have metabolic syndrome. However, any of these conditions increase your ...Read more


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Cornary artery disease runs high in my family. I have metabolic syndrome should I start a statin?

Cornary artery disease runs high in my family. I have metabolic syndrome should I start a statin?

Yes: Hi. Without knowing more, and based upon what you've told us, you would lower future risk of an atherosclerotic outcome by going on statin therapy. I have total buy in to preventive medicine, but not everyone does. Studies show that in average Americans the beginnings of atherosclerotic lesions are present by the late teens/early 20's. You're justified in efforts to prevent bad outcomes. Good luck ...Read more

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What age does coronary heart disease happen most commonly especially with family history,metabolic syndrome?

What age does coronary heart disease happen most commonly especially with family history,metabolic syndrome?

HIGHLY variable!: Hi. The risk goes up as you age, and at any age, populations with positive family history and metabolic syndrome have higher risk of CHD than otherwise matched populations without those characteristics. You can use the Framingham Risk Score (online), but still, it assigns risk based on population studies. You, the individual, have genetics and environmental characteristics not taken into account. ...Read more

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How to cure yourself of metabolic syndrome?

How to cure yourself of metabolic syndrome?

Diet and Exercise: Life style changes 1Eat a healthy diet,low in carbs,low in salt.low in trans fats,High in fruite,veggies and lean protein,beans,whole grains and low fat diarySome recommend Dash diet 2Loose weight if you are over weight or obese 3Exercise like walking and gym,bicycling,and others 4If you smoke QUIT 5Talk to your doctor if you need meds for High BP,hIGH Cholesterl,Aspirin and Metformin ...Read more

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Which is main causative factor of metabolic syndrome?

Which is main causative factor of metabolic syndrome?

Genetics of torso wt: Insulin resistance is the cause, ie. Your muscles and liver lose sensistivity the bodies own insulin. If you carry weight on the middle and are high waisted you are prone to this, exercise also improves Insulin resistance as well as low carbohydrate diets. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: metabolic syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: metabolic syndrome?

See below: Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a 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. Having just one of these conditions doesn't mean you have metabolic syndrome. However, any of these conditions increase your risk of serious disease. ...Read more

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If I have metabolic syndrome, what are the best foods to eat?

Healthy stuff: Exercise, not diet, is the key to feeling better and having better labs and avoiding ruining your body prematurely. Avoid the greasy, sugary, and super-salty stuff, and especially, make friends with fitness-focused men and women and exercise and eat with them, following their example. ...Read more

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How did I get metabolic syndrome? None of my ancestors had it.

How did I get metabolic syndrome? None of my ancestors had it.

Will increase!: Our ancestors ate more protein, greens, fiber than we do. Until 2000 bc, no grain was cultivated. ( first in persia.) we have less physical work, eat to much sugar and starch, and are glued to led screens. Civilization was always on the verge of starvation and very strenuous labor. Just the opposite today. Common now, but experts expect a major increase! ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. Tania Dempsey
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Autoimmune Conditions (Definition)

The body is reacting to something that is indigenous to itself. It is acting as if it is a foreign invader , and 'fighting" it. This is not ...Read more