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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.

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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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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Diabetic or abnormal blood sugar

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

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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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Learn more about the Metabolic Syndrome, screening guidelines and more.