Metabolic Syndrome

What is the Metabolic Syndrome?

The Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is the collective term used for a group of interlinked medical conditions that all pose a significant health risk. If left unchecked, the cumulative effect of these conditions statistically reduces life expectancy by increasing the risk for developing heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as various forms of cancer.
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If you have any 3 of the following conditions you may be at risk for developing the Metabolic Syndrome

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Excess central weight

Excess central weight is one of the main contributors to developing Metabolic Syndrome and insulin resistance

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Diabetic or abnormal blood sugar

Abnormal blood sugar levels are linked to insulin resistance, kidney and heart disease.

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Abnormal cholesterol

High cholesterol and triglyceride levels are major contributors to cardiovascular disorders, but are often missed due to the lack of symptoms.

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Raised blood pressure

If not managed, high blood pressure can damage multiple organs, including the heart, eyes and kidneys.

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Screening Guidelines

Understanding your health is the first step to recovery. Regular screenings can diagnose early risk factors, ensuring preventative measures can be implemented early. Consult our short summaries of cost effective tests you will take when being assessed for the Metabolic Syndrome.

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Stress

Did you know that stress may be a trigger for developing the Metabolic Syndrome?

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