16 Dec Metabolic Syndrome
METABOLIC SYNDROME, also known as Syndrome X, is a major and growing chronic disease problem worldwide in the wake of increased urbanization, excessive caloric intake, increasing obesity, and sedentary life habits. Some experts have stated that a country’s failure to address this escalating public health issue could bankrupt a country’s economic stability.
Metabolic Syndrome is characterized by the presence of the following findings:
- Abdominal central obesity (large waist circumference of >40” in male and >35” in female)
- High serum triglycerides (> 150 mg/dL)
- Low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels (of < 40 mg/dL in male and < 50 mg/dL in female)
- Elevated fasting plasma glucose ( of >100 mg/dL)
- Increased blood pressure ( of > 130/85 mg/dL) or taking medicine (on control)
- Associated conditions include hypouricemia, fatty liver, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and etc.
The Causes of Metabolic Syndrome:
- Poor diet
- Sedentary lifestyle (lack of physical activity)
- Diabetes mellitus type 2
- Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
- Psychiatric disorder
What can you do if you suspect you have Metabolic Syndrome?
- Schedule an appointment with a qualified anti-aging physician
- Undergo an examination and lab tests to determine whether you do have metabolic syndrome
- Follow your doctor’s Lifestyle Rx, including healthy diet, proper exercise, stress management, getting adequate sleep, and etc.
- Ask your doctor about the supplements. These are the supplements that are most likely suitable for you.
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- B VitaminsCoQ 10
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and make a promise to Get Well in January!