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Term & Conditions
Metabolic syndrome is a blanket term for a group of disorders that can increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, and stroke. It is also known as Syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome and includes any three of the following conditions; abdominal obesity, increased levels of blood sugar, high blood pressure, increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood.
It is not necessary to have all of these conditions simultaneously, nor having any one of them is metabolic syndrome. However, having three or more of the conditions labels you as having a metabolic syndrome and makes you eligible for proper care related to it to be safe from a more serious illness like a heart attack or a stroke.
Metabolic syndrome is quite common and affects around 34% of people in the USA. You can manage the syndrome and prevent yourself from the grave sequela with proper care and treatment.