8Jun

What are common symptoms and risk factors?

According to World Health Organization, fasting hyperglycemia — elevated blood sugar levels between meals or impaired glucose tolerance, impaired PLUS 2 or more of the following: High blood pressure = 140/90 mmHg Abdominal obesity (most dangerous type because of proximity of organs) High ratio of the waist to hip > 0.90 (male), > 0.85 (female) Decreased HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) Elevated triglycerides Yrinary albumin excretion ratio […]

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8Jun

What causes Metablolic Syndrome?

According to Mayo Clinic, most doctors believe that the underlying cause of metabolic syndrome is resistance to insulin — a hormone made by the pancreas that helps control the amount of sugar in your bloodstream. Normally, your digestive system breaks down some of the food you eat into sugar (glucose). Your blood carries the glucose to your body’s tissues, where the cells use it as fuel. Glucose […]

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8Jun

What can I do if I think I have Metabolic Syndrome?

Whether you have one, two or none of the components of metabolic syndrome, the following lifestyle changes will reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke: Commit to a healthy diet: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables Choose lean cuts of white meat or fish over red meat Avoid processed or deep-fried foods Avoid excess simple carbohydrates, sodas, and sweets Manage stress Get moving: Get 30 […]

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8Jun

Coventional Treatment Options

There is currently no FDA-approved treatment for syndrome X.However, According to Mayo Clinic the following are good options for metabolic syndrome: Exercise: Doctors recommend getting 30 to 60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, such as brisk walking, every day. Lose weight: Losing as little as 5 percent to 10 percent of your body weight can reduce insulin levels and blood pressure and decrease your risk of diabetes. More […]

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8Jun

Alternative Treatment Options

Acupuncture and herbal medicine is one of the most effective, safe treatments of metabolic syndrome. Acupuncture has been clinically proven to lower blood glucose level, hyperinsulinemia, C- peptide levels and blood pressure. Experiments on animals suggest that acupuncture affects glucose metabolism by influencing the hippocampus of the brain. Many studies from China have reveal positive blood sugar lowering and weight loss results for herbal therapy. For more information on […]

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