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.
Two or more symptoms may indicate insulin resistance (associated with diabetes and obesity)
- 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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