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Do you have metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome

One of the most common medical problems that is often ignored by most physician but essentially affects one in three adults in the United States is called metabolic syndrome. So, what is metabolic syndrome and how it might be affecting you?

Before we look at the question of what metabolic syndrome is, here are some of the other names or synonyms for metabolic syndrome

  • Dysmetabolic syndrome
  • Hypertriglyceridemic waist
  • Insulin resistance syndrome
  • Obesity syndrome
  • Syndrome X

So, what is metabolic syndrome and how do you treat metabolic syndrome in Philadelphia?


Affecting one in three adults in America, metabolic syndrome is not only common but often ignored by most physicians as they fail to understand how it affects their patients and how to effectively reverse it.

The five things that constitute metabolic syndrome are the following of which three criteria must be met

  • A Large waist of over 40 inches in men or 35 inches in women (lower in Asians)
  • A High acylglycerol Level of >150. TG’s are part of the cholesterol lipid panel
  • A low good cholesterol or HDL of <50.
  • An elevated fasting blood glucose of over 100
  • History of high blood pressure, treatment with BP medications or borderline BP of >130/85

What really causes metabolic syndrome?

The underlying process that causes metabolic syndrome, that affects far more number of people – about 71 percent of all adults, is called insulin resistance.

Acanthosis nigricans sign of insulin resistance

Acanthosis nigricans of the n neck, a sign of insulin resistance

Is insulin resistance the true issue in the fight against obesity?

Are you insulin resistant – use the world’s best insulin resistance calculator

Are we fighting the wrong ware? Are we fighting obesity instead of fighting insulin resistance?

Researchers still study conditions which will play a job in metabolic syndrome, such as:

  • A liver disease (excess triglycerides and alternative fats within the liver)
  • Polycystic sex gland syndrome (a tendency to develop cysts on the ovaries)
  • Gallstones
  • Breathing issues throughout sleep

How do I do know if I actually have metabolic syndrome?

skin tags and insulin resistance

skin tags and insulin resistance

Metabolic syndrome may be a cluster of risk factors that raises your risk for heart condition and alternative health issues, like diabetesand stroke. These risk factors will increase your risk for health issues though they are solely moderately raised (borderline-high risk factors).

Most of the metabolic risk factors haven’t any signs or symptoms, though an oversized waist with belly fat or upper body weight gain, skin tags in the neck or other areas may be a visible sign.

How does one diagnose metabolic syndrome?

Your doctor can diagnose metabolic syndrome supported the results of a physical test and blood tests. you want to have a minimum of 3 of the 5 metabolic risk factors to be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic Risk Factors

  • Mexican Americans are at increased risk