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What is metabolic syndrome and what are the warning signs?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: Group Of RiskFactors
It is not a disease in itself but a group of Risk Factors 1High Blood Pressure135/85 Or higher 2High Blood SugarFasting;more than100mgm 3Unhealthy Cholesterol levels including a High Triglyceride more than 150mgm/dl Low HDL Level 4Abdominal Obesity waist more than 40 inches in men and 35inches in women

In brief: Group Of RiskFactors
It is not a disease in itself but a group of Risk Factors 1High Blood Pressure135/85 Or higher 2High Blood SugarFasting;more than100mgm 3Unhealthy Cholesterol levels including a High Triglyceride more than 150mgm/dl Low HDL Level 4Abdominal Obesity waist more than 40 inches in men and 35inches in women
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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