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What is metabolic syndrome?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Disease cluster...

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.

In brief: Disease cluster...

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.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

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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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Insulin resistance

Metabolic syndrome is very preventable.
Excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake cause high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of Insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Eventually you will have full blown diabetes, heart disease and htn.

In brief: Insulin resistance

Metabolic syndrome is very preventable.
Excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake cause high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of Insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Eventually you will have full blown diabetes, heart disease and htn.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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