The Five Criteria of Metabolic Syndrome

The Five Criteria of Metabolic Syndrome

A metabolic syndrome is a group of five risk factors, that when left untreated, increase the likelihood of developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. It may also be called insulin resistance syndrome or syndrome X.

The Five Criteria of Metabolic Syndrome are:

1. High blood pressure

Several things cause high blood pressure including being obese or overweight, lack of physical activity, or a family history of high blood pressure. 

2. High blood sugar levels 

A variety of things can trigger an increase in blood sugar levels in people with diabetes including dehydration, stress, and eating too much. 

3. Excess fat around the waist

There are various reasons why people gain belly fat, including stress, poor diet, and lack of exercise. Improving nutrition, increasing activity, and making other lifestyle changes can all help. 

4. High triglyceride levels

The most common cause of high triglycerides is obesity. If you are obese and are not active, you may have high triglycerides, especially if you eat a lot of carbohydrates or sugary foods or drink a lot of alcohol.

5. Low levels of good cholesterol

Several factors and lifestyle choices play a role in lowering good cholesterol including obesity, poor diet, smoking, and uncontrolled diabetes.

Most people who have metabolic syndrome have insulin resistance. The body makes insulin to move glucose into cells for use as energy. Obesity, commonly found in people with metabolic syndrome, makes it more difficult for cells in the body to respond to insulin. If the body can’t make enough insulin to override the resistance, the blood sugar level increases, causing type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome may be the start of the development of type 2 diabetes.


How Metabolic Syndrome is treated?

Treating metabolic syndrome requires addressing several conditions. Here’s what you can do:

  • Get active: Engage in moderate-intensity physical activity for a minimum of 150 minutes a week. While walking is the easiest way to get started, you may want to find another activity that gets your heart rate up. To reach your goal, you may need to break up your workout into several short sessions throughout the day.
  • Eat better: A healthy diet should include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, skinless poultry, fish, nuts, low-fat or fat-free dairy products, lean meat, and plant-based protein sources. Processed foods, saturated and trans fats, red meat, sodium, and added sugars should be limited.
  • Lose weight: Reduce your risk of heart disease by losing weight and keeping it off. Find out how many calories you should consume each day, how many calories you are consuming from food, and how many calories you are burning through various levels of physical activity. Reach your fitness goals by balancing healthy eating and exercise.

Using HCG Diet to Lessen your Risk of Developing Metabolic Syndrome

There are many diets in the world today, but the HCG diet may be one of the best options for you. HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin and is a hormone that helps regulate your body’s metabolic functions. 

Taking HCG can boost your metabolism, which could help you lose fat faster. A combination of HCG and a low-calorie diet has proven to be effective in weight loss. A low-calorie diet combined with the assistance of HCG can help you lose weight in a significant way.

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The Five Criteria of Metabolic Syndrome