How We Help
Weight loss, exercise, a healthy diet, and smoking cessation can help prevent or treat metabolic syndrome. At METANU, our weight loss programs have helped many individuals drop pounds, lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels, and improve their overall blood sugar control. Individualized appropriate nutrition and lifestyle interventions from our physician nutrition specialist and registered dietitian help our patients achieve a healthy lifestyle and reduce their risk of developing future complications.
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of disorders that include hypertension, excess body fat around the waist, high blood sugar or insulin resistance, high triglyceride levels, and low HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels. When these disorders occur together, it multiplies the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Metabolic syndrome is a serious health problem that that affects 34 % of adults in the US. It closely linked to overweight and obesity and a lack of physical activity, however it is possible to prevent, delay, or even revert metabolic syndrome with appropriate weight loss and lifestyle changes.
Metabolic syndrome is diagnosed when three or more of these components are present:
Central or abdominal obesity (measured by waist circumference):
-Men - 40 inches or above
-Women - 35 inches or above
Triglycerides greater than or equal to 150 milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL)
-Men - Less than 40 mg/dL
-Women - Less than 50 mg/dL
Blood pressure greater than or equal to 130/85 millimeters of mercury (mmHg)
Fasting glucose greater than or equal to 100 mg/dL