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Metabolic syndrome otherwise referred to as Syndrome X or Insulin Resistance Syndrome is a group of several co-occurring medical conditions. This cluster generally includes high blood pressure, high blood sugar, abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and excess body fat around the waist. If a person has two or more of these conditions, their chances of having cardiovascular diseases, stroke, type-2 diabetes, etc., increase. Fortunately, Metabolic Disease Treatment in Dubai can help manage the symptoms of this complex syndrome and treat it.

Causes

Metabolic problems occur for numerous reasons, but usually, the individuals affected by this syndrome are obese and overweight. Moreover, experts have also established a connection between cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Another common cause of metabolic syndrome is insulin resistance. The resistance of insulin reduces the cells’ ability to respond to insulin. Due to this, our muscles, liver, and fat cannot take glucose from the blood, and the pancreas has to make more insulin.

Besides obesity and inactivity, other causes of metabolic syndrome are as follows:

  • Age
  • Family History
  • Ethnicity
  • Unhealthy Diet
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Irregular Sleep Cycles
  • Chronic Stress

Some other risk factors include:

Individuals having any of the above problems should consult a doctor immediately to avoid any complications in the future.

Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome

Usually, an expert diagnoses a patient with metabolic syndrome after analyzing their symptoms. If an individual has at least 3 of the following symptoms, they are diagnosed with metabolic syndrome:

  • Large Waist Circumference — more than 40 inches in men while more than 35 inches in women
  • High Fasting Blood Sugar — about 100 mg/dL or more
  • High Blood Pressure — if you have high blood pressure, frequently
  • High Triglyceride Level — 150 mg/dL or 1.7 mmol/L or higher
  • Reduced HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) Cholesterol — below 50 mg/dL (1.3 mmol/L) in women and below 40 mg/dL (1.04 mmol/L) in men

Besides these metabolic syndrome symptoms, other related symptoms include frequent urge to urinate, thirst, fatigue, and blurred vision.

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Diagnosis

It is necessary to diagnose Metabolic Syndrome at an early stage to solve the problem quickly. Different tests are performed to check if you are suffering from this health issue or not. Every clinic has different diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome.

As per the guidelines of the National Institutes of Health, the following is a list that fits into the diagnostic criteria of metabolic syndrome. If you have three or more of the following traits, you are suffering from metabolic syndrome:

  • Large Waist Circumference
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Fasting Blood Sugar
  • Low High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol
  • High Triglyceride Level

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Treatment

The options for Metabolic Disease Treatment in Dubai may differ for each individual. In some cases, exercise and a metabolic syndrome diet are enough to treat a person, while patients require a combination treatment in other cases. Based on the causes and severity of the problem, sometimes exercise and a diet plan are combined with surgical treatment. Moreover, your doctor may prescribe some specific medications to help you manage your cholesterol level and blood pressure.

Generally, metabolic syndrome requires significant lifestyle changes to prevent severe diseases. Some of these changes may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Regular exercise
  • Healthy diet
  • Stress management
  • Weight loss
  • Quitting smoking/drinking

An expert doctor will develop a treatment plan, including a diet plan and exercise schedule. They will also guide the patient about different weight loss and stress management techniques.

Metabolic Disease FAQ’s

How common is metabolic syndrome?

According to an estimate, 32 percent of the total population suffers from metabolic disease. However, the rate of this syndrome is increasing day by day.

What is an example of metabolic disease?

Several disorders can be caused if our metabolic system is not working correctly. Among the many metabolic disorders, diabetes is the most common metabolic disease. Although these disorders can be found in anyone, they are more common in obese people.

What is a cardiometabolic disease?

Cardiometabolic disease is a metabolic disease that combines different metabolic dysfunctions. These dysfunctions include insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and central adiposity. The coexistence of 2 or more of these doubles the risk of stroke, diabetes, and heart attack.

What foods should you avoid with metabolic syndrome?

If someone has a metabolic disease, they should avoid eating oily and fatty food items. They should also refrain from consuming refined and processed food like sugar and cereals. Artificial sweeteners and salty foods should also be avoided.

How do you treat metabolic disorders?

To treat metabolic diseases, doctors usually suggest lifestyle changes. Usually, a healthy diet, including food items that improve metabolic health, should be taken. Moreover, exercising to lose some weight also helps, and you can also take metabolism-boosting enzymes.

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It is recommended to get an initial consultation session with a Metabolic Consultant before undergoing any treatment. Our expert doctors are always ready to assist you with their expertise, and we have made it easy for you to make an appointment with us. All you need is to fill the following form, and one of our experts will get back to you. So, please fill the form to find out information about the Metabolic Disease Treatment in Dubai at Euromed Clinic CenterTop of FormBottom of Form.

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