The known risk factors and conditions that create this “out of homeostasis” chemical state are:
- high blood sugar
- high blood pressure
- low levels of blood HDL
- too much fat around your waist
- high levels of blood triglycerides
Generally, if you have metabolic syndrome you are twice as likely to develop heart disease. And five times as likely to develop type 2 diabetes than another that is more regularly in a chemically healthy homeostasis state.
Metabolic syndrome development is linked to:
Almost 25% of the U.S. population has too much fat around waist metabolic syndrome, a correlation to our societies rise in obesity.
Additional conditions that are being studied for overweight metabolic syndrome links include:
Metabolic syndrome usually has no symptoms, but for a large waistline is obvious.
Healthy lifestyle changes is the “primo” treatment for metabolic syndrome, as in:
- weight loss
- healthier diet
- increased physical activity
Medicines are also used to treat and control most of its individual risk factors. No magic pill for waistline reduction, not yet anyways. Making healthier lifestyle choices is your best route to avoiding metabolic syndrome medications.
Metabolic syndrome is a lifelong condition, but healthy lifestyle changes can help you reverse, or at least reduce, your risk. Thus, healthfully reducing your risk for the “number 1 killer” of heart disease and “all-consuming management” of diabetes.