Metablic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome, Syndrome X, or Dysmetabolic Syndrome is a combination of medical disorders that, when occurring together, increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The cluster of conditions that are part of metabolic syndrome include: — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist or abnormal cholesterol levels. Some studies have shown the prevalence in the USA to be an estimated 1/3 of the population and prevalence increases with age. Find out if you might have metabolic syndrome using this W8MD tool!

W8MD Metabolic Syndrome Meter

(Based on the American Heart Association/Updated NCEP Criteria)

Is your waist circumference at the biggest point over 36 inches in women or 40 in men? * Yes No
Lipids: Do you have elevated triglycerides: Equal to or greater than 150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L) or on treatment for elevated triglycerides? Yes No
Lipids: Reduced HDL(good) cholesterol - <40 in men or <50 in women? Yes No
Fasting Blood Sugar: Equal to or greater than 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) or use of medication for hyperglycemia? Yes No
Blood Pressure: Equal to or greater than 130/85 mm Hg or use of medication for hypertension? Yes No
* Certain ethnicities such as Asians, or South East Asians meet lower criteria

A score of 3 or More meets the criteria for Metabolic Syndrome!

If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you have metabolic syndrome. It is a cluster of conditions caused by underlying insulin resistance and can be improved or reversed with proper treatment of the insulin resistance under careful monitoring and treatment of a bariatric physician trained in the metabolic aspects of Obesity. At W8MD Medical Weightloss Centers of America, we treat patients with metabolic syndrome and attempt to reverse the negative consequences of obesity. Call us today at 215-676-2334 to find a W8MD location closest to you and to setup consultation with one of our well trained Bariatric Medicine Physicians to reduce your insulin resistance!

At W8MD medical weightloss centers of America, your wellness is our mission!

W8MD Medical Weightloss Centers of America
1718 Welsh Road, Second Floor, Suite C
Philadelphia, PA 19115
Phone: 215-676-2334 or Fax: 215-676-2366