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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.

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The Causes of Metabolic Syndrome:
  • Stress
  • Poor diet
  • Sedentary lifestyle (lack of physical activity)
  • Aging
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
  • Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
  • Lipodystrophy
  • Psychiatric disorder

 

What can you do if you suspect you have Metabolic Syndrome?
    1. Schedule an appointment with a qualified anti-aging physician
    2. Undergo an examination and lab tests to determine whether you do have metabolic syndrome
    3. Follow your doctor’s Lifestyle Rx, including healthy diet, proper exercise, stress management, getting adequate sleep, and etc.
    4. Ask your doctor about the supplements. These are the supplements that are most likely suitable for you.
      1. Omega 3 Fatty Acids
      2. B VitaminsCoQ 10
      3. Alpha Lipoic Acid
      4. Chromium
      5. Zinc

Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and make a promise to Get Well in January!