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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Metabolic Syndrome (Overview)

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.


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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

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Dr. Thomas Namey
277 doctors shared insights

Metabolic Syndrome (Overview)

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.


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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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Diabetes Type 2 (Tip)

Diabetes Type 2

Ask your doctor if he has heard of a functional medicine approach to metabolic disorders! ...See more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
Once
Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
Once
Use proper posture when performing tasks
Once
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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
once
Listen, listen, listen
once
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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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
Once
Check cholesterol medications
Once
Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
Once