Metabolic Care for Women - Treatment

Metabolic Care for Women - Treatment

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of conditions that increase the risk of developing heart diseases, stroke and diabetes. It is a combination of at least three of the five medical conditions. Those include central obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high serum triglycerides, and low serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL).

Metabolic Syndrome Criteria

A person is diagnosed with metabolic syndrome if they meet 3 or more of metabolic syndrome criteria:

  • Large waist - A waistline of 40 inches or more for men and 35 inches or more for women (measured across the belly).
  • Increased blood pressure - 130/85 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or higher.
  • Elevated fasting blood sugar - 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/ L) or higher.
  • A high-density lipoprotein level (HDL) - less than 40 mg/dl for men or under 50 mg/dl for women.
  • High triglyceride levels - above 150 mg/dl.
5 criteria for metabolic syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome Treatment

Metabolic syndrome or metabolic syndrome criteria is a group of risk factors. They include abdominal fat, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and unhealthy cholesterol levels. Metabolic syndrome treatment focuses on stopping each of these conditions. The goal is to cut the odds of these diseases with a few lifestyle changes.

Sometimes aggressive lifestyle changes like diet and exercise are not enough to overcome them. Then the doctor might suggest medications to help control BP, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Lifestyle changes to prevent or reverse metabolic syndrome

The best metabolic syndrome treatment, in many cases, rests with the person. A doctor would suggest lifestyle changes like eating healthy foods and practicing more exercise etc. By adopting these lifestyle changes, one could be able to eliminate the metabolic syndrome criteria.

Physical inactivity and excess weight are the main underlying metabolic syndrome causes. So, getting more exercise and losing weight can help reduce or prevent the related complications. A doctor may also prescribe medications to manage some of the underlying problems. Some solutions include

  • Exercise : Any physical exercise or activity has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases. Practice an energetic aerobic exercise for 30 minutes a day. It can help reduce weight, improve blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
  • Lose Weight : Weight loss is achievable with diet control, exercise, or with medications recommended by a doctor. Moderate weight loss, in the range of 5% to 10% of body weight, can help restore your body’s ability to recognize insulin. It greatly reduces the chance of syndrome evolving into a more serious illness.
  • Dietary Change : We advise maintaining a diet that keeps carbohydrates to less than 50% of total calories. Consume foods that contain complex carbohydrates, like whole grain bread, brown rice, and unrefined sugars.
  • Increase the fiber intake by eating legumes (like beans), whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Reduce eating red meats and poultry. It is essential that 30% of daily calories should come from fat. Consume healthy fats like those in canola, olive and flax seed oils and nuts.

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