Week 37 – Understanding Metabolic Syndrome

November 16, 2015

Understanding Metabolic Syndrome.

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Metabolic Syndrome is a group of medical conditions that when they occur together increase the risk of having Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes. Metabolic Syndrome effects about 34% of adults.

 

This includes primarily:

  • increase in blood Pressure or high blood pressure
  • high blood sugar
  • excess body fat around waist
  • increase or high cholesterol levels.

The 3 main factors or causes:

  • overweight
  • obesity
  • physical inactivity genetic predisposition

An individual is considered to have Metabolic Syndrome if they have 3 of the 5 medical conditions and generally are screened during medical physicals:

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  • Obesity: Body fat concentrated around the waist of greater than 40 inches for a man and greater than 35 inches for a woman
  • High Lipids: Triglyceride Level  greater than 150 mg/dL
  • Low HDL (beneficial cholesterol): Less than 40 mg/dL for men or less than 50 mg/dL for women
  • Increased Blood Pressure: A systolic blood pressure (top number) of 130 mm Hg or more or a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) of 85 mm Hg or more.
  • High Blood Glucose Level: A fasting blood glucose test result of 100 mg/dL or more

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If you have or are developing or moving toward these risk factors, there are a number of things you can do to reduce them.   Begin by working closely with your Health Care provider to monitor these Risk Factors and MAKING LIFESTYLE CHANGES resulting in Weight loss … particularly the weight carried in the waist area.

  • Take medications as prescribed by your health care provider.

When weightloss and Lifestyle changes are not working your health care provider may prescribe medications to control blood pressure. cholesterol, triglycerides and manage blood sugar … these often come with their own additional risks (side effects) that also must be managed!

  • Become more active (moderate physical activity at least 2 1/2 hours/week). 

Target physical activity that results in weight loss … Your health care professional will monitor you to make sure it results in:

  • lowering Blood Pressure
  • Lowering triglycerides
  • Lowering blood sugar
  • Raise HDL (good cholesterol)

 

  • Eat healthy.

This is absolutely the most effective approach that you can take.  This is all about LIFESTYLE CHANGE and changing how you fuel your body and provide it with quality essential Macro and Micro nutrients.  You should message me, Facebook message me or call me to discuss!

 

  • Stop tobacco use.

Tobacco raises your risk for heart disease and heart attck and increases metabolic syndrome.

Understanding Metabolic Syndrome.

Metabolic Syndrome is a group of medical conditions that when they occur together increase the risk of having Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes. Metabolic Syndrome effects about 34% of adults.

This includes primarily:

  • increase in blood Pressure or high blood pressure
  • high blood sugar
  • excess body fat around waist
  • increase or high cholesterol levels.

The 3 main factors or causes:

  • overweight
  • obesity
  • physical inactivity genetic predisposition

An individual is considered to have Metabolic Syndrome if they have 3 of the 5 medical conditions and generally are screened during medical physicals:

  • Obesity: Body fat concentrated around the waist of greater than 40 inches for a man and greater than 35 inches for a woman
  • High Lipids: Triglyceride Level  greater than 150 mg/dL
  • Low HDL (beneficial cholesterol): Less than 40 mg/dL for men or less than 50 mg/dL for women
  • Increased Blood Pressure: A systolic blood pressure (top number) of 130 mm Hg or more or a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) of 85 mm Hg or more.
  • High Blood Glucose Level: A fasting blood glucose test result of 100 mg/dL or more

If you have or are developing or moving toward these risk factors, there are a number of things you can do to reduce them.

Begin by working closely with your Health Care provider to monitor these Risk Factors and MAKING LIFESTYLE CHANGES resulting in.

Weight loss … weight carried in the waist area, also known as abdominal fat, increases disease risk.

Take medications as prescribed by your health care provider.

When weightloss and Lifestyle changes are not working your health care provider may prescribe medications to control blood pressure. cholesterol, triglycerides and manage blood sugar … these often come with their own additional risks (side effects) that also must be managed!

Become more active (moderate physical activity at least 2 1/2 hours/week). 

  • Physical activity can be used to help manage Metabolic Syndrome, but only if it results in: Weight Loss
  • lowering Blood Pressure
  • Lowering triglycerides
  • Lowering blood sugar
  • Raise HDL (good cholesterol)

Eat healthy.

This is absolutely the most effective approach that you can take.  This is all about LIFESTYLE CHANGE and changing how you fuel your body and provide it with quality essential Macro and Micro nutrients.  You should message me, Facebook message me or call me to discuss!

Quit tobacco use.

Tobacco raises your risk for heart disease and heart attck and increases metabolic syndrome.

Understanding Metabolic Syndrome.

Metabolic Syndrome is a group of medical conditions that when they occur together increase the risk of having Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes. Metabolic Syndrome effects about 34% of adults.

This includes primarily:

  • increase in blood Pressure or high blood pressure
  • high blood sugar
  • excess body fat around waist
  • increase or high cholesterol levels.

The 3 main factors or causes:

  • overweight
  • obesity
  • physical inactivity genetic predisposition

An individual is considered to have Metabolic Syndrome if they have 3 of the 5 medical conditions and generally are screened during medical physicals:

  • Obesity: Body fat concentrated around the waist of greater than 40 inches for a man and greater than 35 inches for a woman
  • High Lipids: Triglyceride Level  greater than 150 mg/dL
  • Low HDL (beneficial cholesterol): Less than 40 mg/dL for men or less than 50 mg/dL for women
  • Increased Blood Pressure: A systolic blood pressure (top number) of 130 mm Hg or more or a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) of 85 mm Hg or more.
  • High Blood Glucose Level: A fasting blood glucose test result of 100 mg/dL or more

If you have or are developing or moving toward these risk factors, there are a number of things you can do to reduce them.

Begin by working closely with your Health Care provider to monitor these Risk Factors and MAKING LIFESTYLE CHANGES resulting in.

Weight loss … weight carried in the waist area, also known as abdominal fat, increases disease risk.

Take medications as prescribed by your health care provider.

When weightloss and Lifestyle changes are not working your health care provider may prescribe medications to control blood pressure. cholesterol, triglycerides and manage blood sugar … these often come with their own additional risks (side effects) that also must be managed!

Become more active (moderate physical activity at least 2 1/2 hours/week). 

  • Physical activity can be used to help manage Metabolic Syndrome, but only if it results in: Weight Loss
  • lowering Blood Pressure
  • Lowering triglycerides
  • Lowering blood sugar
  • Raise HDL (good cholesterol)

Eat healthy.

This is absolutely the most effective approach that you can take.  This is all about LIFESTYLE CHANGE and changing how you fuel your body and provide it with quality essential Macro and Micro nutrients.  You should message me, Facebook message me or call me to discuss!

Quit tobacco use … Don’t smole or expose yourself to 2nd hand smoke.  It raises your risk for heart disease and increases metabolic syndrome.

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