Understanding Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome is a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke.  Your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke increases with the number of metabolic risk factors you have. In general, a person who has metabolic syndrome is twice as likely to develop heart disease and five times as likely to develop diabetes as someone who doesn’t have metabolic syndrome.
Risk Factors:

It is possible to prevent or delay metabolic syndrome, mainly with lifestyle changes. A healthy lifestyle is a lifelong commitment. Successfully controlling metabolic syndrome requires long-term effort and teamwork with your health care providers.

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About the Author:

Connie Jorsvik
Connie Jorsvik, BSN, Owner Connie Jorsvik was an RN for 25 years—15 of that in cardiac critical care—and left her profession because of her own health challenges. During the years she was a nurse, she was always a patient advocate above all other duties she performed. She saved many lives because she stood up to physicians; because she was meticulous in her care and observations; and worked to never-ever take short-cuts with policies, procedures and protocols (they’re there for a reason).