Metabolic Syndrome

By Dr. Rick Tague

Metabolic Syndrome:  A common cause of weight gain…And how to fight it!

Don’t let it sneak up on you, know what to look for and what to do, read on…

Being overweight puts you at risk of having Metabolic Syndrome.   What is Metabolic Syndrome?   It’s actually a cluster of conditions that increase your risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.  The five common findings of Metabolic Syndrome are:  increased blood pressure, elevated insulin levels, excess body fat around the waist, or abnormal cholesterol levels.  You don’t have to have all of these to be diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome, just having 3 of the 5 qualifies you for the classification.  Having just 1 or 2 of the findings puts you at risk of a milder form of the condition sometimes referred to as “insulin resistance.”