Metabolic syndrome is an array of abnormal medical conditions that increase the risk of developing heart diseases, stroke and diabetes. It is also known as “Syndrome X”. Metabolic syndrome criteria is a cluster of at least three of the five following medical conditions like central obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high serum triglycerides, and low serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL).The metabolic syndrome symptoms develops with age. It commonly affects the old age groups.
The syndrome is linked to a condition called insulin resistance. Here, the body does not use insulin efficiently to lower glucose and triglyceride levels. Being obese or overweight, improper diet, physical inactivity and interrupted sleep patterns can trigger the condition.
Usually medical problems associated with the syndrome develop over time. One sign that could be observed is a large waist circumference. If the blood sugar levels in the body is high, one might notice the signs and symptoms of diabetes. They include increased thirst and urination, fatigue, and blurred vision. The syndrome is present if three or more of the following five criteria are met.
A range of factors and complications can increase the chances of having the syndrome
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