Introduction: Metabolic Syndrome


Metabolic Syndrome: Metabolic syndrome is a common pattern in the body's overall metabolism. Typically, the person will have the four nasty ailments of obesity, hypertension, high lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides), and diabetes. Someone with metabolic syndrome who does not have all four conditions is highly likely to develop the fourth condition.

Metabolic Syndrome: The metabolic syndrome, which affects about one-quarter of all adults in the U.S., has emerged as just as strong a contributor to early heart disease as cigarette smoking. The metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome, is a constellation of metabolic risk factors that significantly increases the risk for coronary events.1

Researching symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome: Further information about the symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome is available including a list of symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Metabolic Syndrome: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome, or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Metabolic Syndrome: Various information is available about treatments available for Metabolic Syndrome, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Metabolic Syndrome: Research more detailed information about the causes of Metabolic Syndrome, or other general information about Metabolic Syndrome.

Statistics and Metabolic Syndrome: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Metabolic Syndrome, prevalence and incidence statistics for Metabolic Syndrome, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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1. excerpt from Drop-in Article (2001 National Cholesterol Education Month Kit): NHLBI

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