Metabolic Syndrome Symptoms
Metabolic Syndrome, also known as syndrome X, is a grouping of
metabolic risk factors that puts a person at risk for heart
disease and other medical issues.
Learning to recognize the symptoms and potential risks
for this syndrome can help you to
take action to reducing your risk of heart attacks, strokes and other
Make sure you learn about the symptoms and
how to prevent or minimize your risks.
Recognizing the Symptoms
You have metabolic syndrome if you have 3 of any of the following
- If you are overweight or obese and carry a
good portion of this excess fat in your waist, then you have excessive
– If your blood pressure is 130/85 mm or
greater, then you would have this metabolic syndrome factor.
– If your fasting blood sugar is 100 mg/dl or
greater you would be considered to have a high blood sugar level.
– If you have high blood fat (triglycerides)
and a low level of HDL (high density lipoprotein – the good
cholesterol) you would have a blood fat disorder.
The primary risk factors for syndrome X appear to
be excessive abdominal fat and insulin resistance, or high
Many type 2 diabetics are prone to this syndrome.
Managing Metabolic Syndrome
If you have these risk factors, you will want to take steps towards
reducing your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Here
are some simple changes that can help you minimize your risk.
If you are overweight or obese with most of this
excess fat carried in your waist, it is crucial for you to try and lose
this excess fat.
If you have already read my exercise myths
then you know that spot toning by doing 100 abdominal exercises will
not get rid of this fat.
Instead, check out these tips on how
If you have a high blood sugar, start
watching your carbohydrate intake. Make sure it’s the good
carbs and not empty carbs like processed sugars.
most out of your foods by selecting foods that provide the right
Watch the fat intake as well especially if you have blood fat
disorder. Make sure you are limiting the trans fats and
instead eat foods with the healthier fats (monounsaturated fats and
is a lifestyle change that
will help you manage your metabolic syndrome.
Exercising has many benefits
including weight loss and
reducing risk of certain diseases. Exercising can help lower
your blood sugar level, your high blood pressure and the cholesterol
Additionally, you will be gaining lean muscles which
will increase your basal metabolic rate
Use this BMI calculator to help you determine if you are at risk for
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