What is Metabolic Syndrome?

The Metabolic Syndrome (SyndromeX/Insulin Resistance Syndrome) consists of a constellation of metabolic abnormalities that confer increased risk of cardiovascular disease and Diabetes Mellitus.

The major features of Metabolic Syndrome include

  • Central Obesity.
  • High Triglycerides.
  • Low HDL (Good Cholesterol).
  • High Blood Sugar.
  • High Blood Pressure.

Increased waist circumference is the most important and independent determinant of Metabolic Syndrome.

For South Asian population waist circumference ≥ 90 cm in men and ≥ 80 cm in women is a risk factor.

Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome

  • Food/sugar craving
  • High blood pressure
  • Low blood sugar
  • Weight gain in your waist
  • Increased urge to urinate
  • High cholesterol
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Elevated triglycerides
  • Numbness in hands/feet


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