Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that, when occurring together, significantly increase the risk of many serious diseases. Heart failure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, liver disease and some cancers are just a few examples of the conditions that are related to the metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is characterised by a combination of the following factors:

  • Abdominal obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar levels
  • Elevated triglycerides
  • Low levels of HDL cholesterol (“good” cholesterol)

 

The good news is that metabolic syndrome is largely preventable and, if present, manageable through lifestyle modifications and weight loss. A healthy diet and regular exercise is an essential component of managing metabolic syndrome, however, sometimes these interventions aren’t enough to achieve consistent long-term weight loss. That’s where MedSurg Weight Loss doctors can help.

Our doctors perform comprehensive, respectful and focused consultations to assess for the presence of metabolic syndrome. If present, our doctors will help you to understand your treatment options which may include medications or surgical treatments. You will be well supported with regular check ups and blood test monitoring with the goal of improving your health in the long-term.

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