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Our metabolic syndrome solicitors operate the no win no fee scheme which is totally without risk. You only pay legal charges if the case is won. There are no upfront charges to pay whatsoever. If you would like to discuss your potential compensation claim with a specialist medical negligence solicitor just complete the contact form or email our lawyers offices or use the solicitors helpline. Once you have provided sufficient information you will speak with an metabolic syndrome solicitor who will advise you on the prospects of success for your claim and an estimated amount of compensation that may be awarded. Our advice is totally without cost and there is no further obligation to use our legal services. Do yourself justice and give us a call.

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Metabolic Syndrome Overview

Metabolic syndrome is a relatively newly uncovered syndrome that stems from lifestyle changes. It causes an increased risk of stroke, type II diabetes and heart disease. The cause of metabolic syndrome is generally obesity. It is rare to have metabolic syndrome without obesity. It is supposed to be related to extra weight around the middle of the body, such as being "apple shaped" instead of "pear shaped". There is insulin resistance, in which the cells of the body do not respond to insulin, causing an increase in glucose levels of the body. Insulin resistance is a major factor in the development of metabolic syndrome.

Other risk factors for developing metabolic syndrome include getting older, hormonal changes in the body, genetic predisposition for having metabolic syndrome and a lack of exercise. Typical symptoms of metabolic disorder include extra weight around the midline of the body (the waist and the abdomen), symptoms of diabetes, triglycerides, and high blood pressure.

Tests for metabolic syndrome are important for the diagnosis of the disease. The blood pressure must be higher than 130/85. The fasting blood sugar needs to be higher than 100 mg/dL. There is an increased waist circumference of about 35 inches or more in women and 40 inches or more in men. The LDL cholesterol is low at under 40 mg/dL in men and under 50 mg/dL in women. Triglycerides are higher than 150 mg/dL in either sex. This means that blood pressure measurements are necessary and blood tests for LDL and HDL cholesterol, total cholesterol, blood glucose and triglyceride levels should be done as well.

The treatment of metabolic syndrome includes those things that reduce the level of heart disease and diabetic complications. The doctor will often recommend dietary and lifestyle changes as well as medications that lower the blood sugar, cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and blood pressure.

Doctors often recommend that you lose as much weight as possible-around 7-10 percent of the current weight as a minimum. You need to eat around 500-1000 fewer calories per day. You need exercise-at least 30 milligrams of moderate exercise such as walking or swimming at least five to seven days each week. The cholesterol can be lowered by means of weight loss, cholesterol medications, and regular exercise. You can lower your blood pressure by taking blood pressure medications, exercising regularly and losing weight. Avoiding salt in your diet is another good idea. Low dose aspirin is given to many people with metabolic syndrome and smokers are required to quit smoking cigarettes or taking other tobacco products.

The prognosis of metabolic syndrome depends on how well they are treated. If treatment is prompt and effective, there is a normalized risk for heart disease and type II diabetes. If not treated, heart attacks, strokes and diabetes are common complications of the disease.

Complications of metabolic syndrome include atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries from cholesterol plaques. You can also get diabetes type II and heart attacks. Kidney disease is prevalent in metabolic syndrome and some develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Peripheral artery disease is a possible complication of metabolic syndrome as is stroke.

Prevention and management of metabolic syndrome means that you get regular exercise of at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise practically every day. You should eat a diet low in fat and high in fruits, whole-grains and vegetables. You should also lose weight so that the BMI or body mass index is less than 25 if at all possible. If not, lose around 10 percent of your current weight. You should never smoke cigarettes and you should be an active participant in the management of your blood sugar and blood pressure. You should eat fish high in omega-3 fatty acids at least twice per week.

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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here