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 about Weight loss here.
Stop smoking: Smoking cigarettes increases insulin resistance andworsens the health consequences of metabolic syndrome. Talk to your doctor if you need help kicking the cigarette habit.
According to a study conducted by Medco Health Solutions, 40 percent of dollars Americans spend on prescription drugs are for adults with metabolic syndrome. Annual prescription costs for people 20 and older with metabolic syndrome averaged $4,116 last year, 4.2 times the average amount spent on drugs for that age group, according to New Jersey-based Medco, which released the data exclusively to The Associated Press. These drugs are symptoms based (i.e. blood pressure medication, medication to increase cell sensitivity to insulin, cholesterol lowering drugs etc. Symptom based drugs do not address the root cause of the problem, and thus do not correct the problem, so long term drug therapy is required, and conditions often continue to worsen.