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What is the definition or description of: metabolic syndrome?

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Be concerned if your waist exceeds 40 inches, as it may be a risk factor for stroke and/or heart attack. Follow good health practices in diet and exercise.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: SyndromeOfRiskFactor

Metabolic Syndrome consists of number of conditions 1Abdominal Obesity Waist40" or more in men and 35"or more in women 2High Blood Pressure 3Insulin Resistance 4Low HDL/High Triglyserides more than 150mgm/dl 5Fasting Bood Glucose of 100mgm or more Metabolic Syndrome patients are at High risk of developing full blown Diabetes,Cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke.
Prevention is key

In brief: SyndromeOfRiskFactor

Metabolic Syndrome consists of number of conditions 1Abdominal Obesity Waist40" or more in men and 35"or more in women 2High Blood Pressure 3Insulin Resistance 4Low HDL/High Triglyserides more than 150mgm/dl 5Fasting Bood Glucose of 100mgm or more Metabolic Syndrome patients are at High risk of developing full blown Diabetes,Cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke.
Prevention is key
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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