Metabolic syndrome symptoms
Metabolic syndrome refers to several disorders related to metabolism that are diagnosed at the same time. In general, metabolic syndrome itself usually manifests no symptoms. However, some people who experience metabolic syndrome may exhibit symptoms of high blood sugar (if diabetes is present) or, occasionally, high blood pressure. Metabolic syndrome may exhibit some of the following:
People diagnosed with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease and five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to those without metabolic syndrome. Long-term complications of diabetes often include heart and kidney disease, vision loss, and foot or leg amputation. In addition to a heightened risk for these diseases, metabolic syndrome has recently been shown to impair health-related quality of life. Other conditions that may develop as a result of metabolic syndrome include:
When to seek help
The indications of metabolic syndrome may resemble other conditions. If you know you have one component of metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, high cholesterol or an apple-shaped body) schedule an appointment with your doctor. Ask whether you need testing for other components of the syndrome and what you can do to avoid serious diseases. If you are diagnosed with component of metabolic syndrome, you are more likely to be at risk of others. And the more components you have, the greater are the risks to your health.
Because metabolic syndrome increases the risk for the development of more serious, chronic conditions, diagnosis and treatment for metabolic syndrome is important. But what tests do doctors use? And what can you expect when you make an appointment. Click here to keep reading more information about metabolic syndrome tests, including how doctors use complete metabolic panel.
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