metabolic syndrome

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What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic Syndrome

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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.
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What is metabolic syndrome?

Disease cluster...

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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.
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What is the metabolic syndrome?

Mildy complex!

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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!
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How is metabolic syndrome treated?

Several ways!

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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.
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Dr. Philip A. Kern answered:

Pls describe a metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome

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Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of abnormalities: central obesity, hypertension, low HDL, high triglycerides, and some disorder of glucose (diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance). It is a "syndrome", which means noone knows exactly why these things cluster together, but there are genetic tendencies. The most important treatment is weight loss/exercise, and treament of the BP, lipids, glucose.
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What is metabolic syndrome exactly?

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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.
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Dr. Karen J. Jones answered:

What really works for metabolic syndrome?

Combination

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of treatments. Metabolic syndrome is obesity, diabetes, elevated lipids and hypertension. Treatment is multifactorial. Change of diet (less carbs, sweets, more protein vegies), increase exercise, weight loss, medications as indicated for diabetes and high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. Good luck
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What are the tests for metabolic syndrome?

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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.
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How can apples prevent metabolic syndrome?

It's whole,not juice

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A whole apple has its fiber, antioxidant peel, and cellular structure intact. Scientific studies done in England show a 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. Lowest rise in sugar, unprocessed, better for you in this form.
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What is metabolic syndrome in obese children?

3 out of 4

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Abdominal obesity, elevated blood sugar, high triglycerides or low HDL (good) cholesterol, elevated blood pressure. 3 out of 4 of these criteria are required to make a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in kids. Metabolic syndrome is also considered a risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes in kids.
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