About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Metabolic Syndrome

Written by Shireen | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff / dr. reeja tharu, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Nov 06, 2013
Font : A-A+

Metabolic Syndrome - About

Nomenclature: Metabolic Syndrome X, Dysmetabolic Syndrome, Syndrome X, Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Reaven's Syndrome.

Metabolic Syndrome is a group of medical conditions that increases an individual’s risk of developing diabetes and coronary heart disease and increases their chances of dying due to the heart disease.

Advertisement

Metabolic syndrome may not in the strict sense be a “real syndrome”; they are a cluster of conditions that co-exist together and have a common origin.

It is believed that a common causative factor maybe responsible for a group of life-style related problems. They are obesity, impaired fasting glucose, elevated triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and hypertension. A change in lifestyle, for example, loosing weight, can control the development of overt diabetes mellitus or coronary artery disease.

Why do these conditions occur together? And when they do occur together, why are they so much more dangerous than they are when they occur separately? Researchers do not know. They do not even sometimes agree on a single, common definition of the syndrome.

Most researchers say that waistline fat and insulin resistance—two important metabolic abnormalities associated with the syndrome—are of importance. Some consider insulin resistance to be the prime reason behind the occurrence of the syndrome. That is the reason why Metabolic Syndrome is also often called ‘Insulin Resistance Syndrome’.

Metabolic Syndrome - References

  1. Diagnosis and Management of the Metabolic Syndrome - (http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/112/17/e285)
  2. Metabolic syndrome - (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolic_syndrome)
  3. Angina - (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Angina/Angina_All.html)

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Shireen. (2013, November 06). Metabolic Syndrome - . Medindia. Retrieved on Feb 01, 2023 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/metabolic-syndrome.htm.

  • MLA

    Shireen. "Metabolic Syndrome - ". Medindia. Feb 01, 2023. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/metabolic-syndrome.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Shireen. "Metabolic Syndrome - ". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/metabolic-syndrome.htm. (accessed Feb 01, 2023).

  • Harvard

    Shireen. 2021. Metabolic Syndrome - . Medindia, viewed Feb 01, 2023, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/metabolic-syndrome.htm.

Latest Publications and Research on Metabolic Syndrome


Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

srk001

FOR BEST INFORMATION ABOUT DIABETES.

guest

Great article on metabolic syndrome. The bottomline is small workout 3 times a week should be compulsory for all those who lead a sedantadry lifestyle and this number in rapidly increasing thanks to all the modern ameneties that are at our disposable. We don't have to move much do we - entertainment, music, games, booking tickets, banking or even dating- all u need is a television and internet or now jus the internet as a medium.

Advertisement
Recommended Reading
Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
Drugs for Metabolic Syndrome
Metformin
Vestronidase Alfa
What's New on Medindia
Blue Man Syndrome and Amiodarone
Quiz on Yeast Infection
Daily Multivitamins Help Improve Memory in the Elderly
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close