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Risks of a metabolic disease generally occur in an individual at once. These aspects include hypertension, increased risk of blood clotting, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance. The individuals, who got affected due to this syndrome are usually obese and overweight. Since the 1940s, a link between cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorder is revealed by the experts. Euromed Clinic is providing assessment & treatment for this complex but common health issue.

What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic disease is recognized as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The resistance of insulin leads to the reduced capability of cells in order to make a response to the actions of insulin in promoting the transport of sugar glucose from the blood into the muscles and other tissues. Insulin resistance is the cause of type 2 diabetes. Also, metabolic syndrome is recognized as syndrome X, dysmetabolic syndrome, or insulin resistance syndrome.

How Common Is Metabolic Syndrome?

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


It is necessary to diagnose the problem at an early stage. Early diagnosis helps to solve the problem easily. Different tests are performed to check if you are suffering from this health issue or not. Different organizations have settled the diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome. As per guidelines of the National Institutes of Health, the following is a list that fits into the diagnostic criteria of metabolic syndrome. If you contain 3 or more of the following traits then you are suffering from metabolic syndrome.

  • High Blood Pressure – if you usually have high blood pressure and known as the patient with
  • Large Waist Circumference – the waistline measurement ranges for men as 40 inches while as a minimum of 35 inches for women.
  • Reduced HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) Cholesterol – below 50 mg/dL (1.3 mmol/L) in women & below 40 mg/dL (1.04 mmol/L) in men
  • High Fasting Blood Sugar – the amount of sugar is 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) or more
  • High Triglyceride Level— 150 milligrams per deciliter,(mg/dL), or 1.7 millimoles per liter (mmol/L), or higher of this type of fat found in blood
  • Elevated fasting blood sugar — 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) or more

Preoperative Instructions

It is necessary to follow preoperative instructions so that a proper change can be made in a person’s life. When you visit our clinic for the assessment, our doctors will provide you some preoperative instructions. These guidelines may be on the basis of your individual requirements.

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The treatment option may differ for every person. In some cases, exercise and diet plan is enough to treat a person. While in some other cases, there is the requirement to go for a combination treatment. On the basis of the reasons and severity of the problem, there is the possibility that exercise & diet are combined with the surgical treatment. Also, your doctor may suggest you some specific medications to help you in managing your cholesterol level and blood pressure etc.

Preventing Or Reversing Metabolic Syndrome

You may hear this quote ‘prevention is better than cure’. So, if you have know-how about this disease and after monitoring yourself carefully you realise that you are suffering from this syndrome, then you should make some preventions. Different acts can assist you in making changes in your lifestyle and so prevent the problem. The following lifestyle changes can be beneficial for you.

  • Quit smoking
  • Healthy eating
  • Healthy weight loss
  • Regular exercise
  • Reduced or no alcohol consumption

In addition to it, your doctor may prescribe you some specific medications to manage and reduce your blood sugar, blood pressure, as well as cholesterol levels.

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Metabolic Disease FAQ’s

What is an example of metabolic disease?

Several disorders can be caused if our metabolic system is not working properly. 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 are the 5 risk factors for metabolic syndrome?

The five risk factors to cause a metabolic disease include elevated blood pressure (higher than 130/85 mmHg), increased blood sugar level, excess fat, decreased level of good cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels.

What is a cardiometabolic disease?

The 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 disease, doctors usually suggest a lifestyle change. A healthy diet including food items that improve metabolic health should be taken. Moreover, exercising to lose some weight also helps. You can also take metabolism-boosting enzymes.

Postoperative Instructions

Just following preoperative instructions is not enough to get best results. You also need to follow postoperative instructions and be careful in taking your medicines regularly. Our doctors will provide you these instructions on the basis of your conditions. We care for your health.

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It is recommended to make your initial consultation before making any decision. Our expert doctors are always ready to assist you with their unrivalled expertise. Also, we have made it easy for you to make a consultation with us. All you need is to fill the following form and one of our experts will get back to you. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and fill the form to find out information about the best metabolic disease treatment Dubai.


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