Metabolic Syndrome Criteria

Metabolic Syndrome Criteria

Metabolic Syndrome is a collection of heart disease risk factors that increase your chance of developing stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. The condition is also known as insulin resistance syndrome, Syndrome X, and dysmetabolic syndrome. 

What are the Criteria for Metabolic Syndrome Diagnosis?


Having at least 3 of these conditions are considered as a diagnosis for metabolic syndrome. The diagnosis for falls into 5 metabolic syndrome criteria.

  1. Large waist or abdominal obesity.  A waistline that measures at least 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men.
  2. High triglyceride level. 150 milligrams per deciliter, or 1.7 millimoles per liter, or higher of this type of fat found in blood
  3. Reduced HDL cholesterol. Less than 40 mg/dL in men or less than 50 mg/dL in women of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol
  4. Increased blood pressure. 130/85 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or higher
  5. Elevated fasting blood sugar. 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L) or higher

Who typically has Metabolic Syndrome?

Certain ethnic backgrounds are at a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

  • People with other clinical features of insulin resistance including skin changes of acanthosis nigricans or skin tags
  • People with diabetes mellitus or a strong family history of diabetes mellitus
  • People with central obesity
  • Your risk of developing metabolic syndrome increases as you grow older. 

How to prevent Metabolic Syndrome?

Since physical inactivity and excess weight are the main underlying contributors to the development of metabolic syndrome, eating healthy, exercising, and if you are obese, attempting to lose weight can help lessen or prevent complications along with this condition. Some of the ways to lessen your risk are:

  • Exercise: Exercise may reduce the risk for heart disease even without accompanying weight loss. Increased activity can improve your insulin sensitivity. Aerobic exercise daily can promote weight loss, improved blood pressure, and triglycerides levels, and a reduced risk of developing diabetes. Experts usually recommend 150 minutes of aerobic exercise each week. 
  • Dietary changes: Maintain a diet that keeps carbohydrates to no more than 50% of total calories. The source of carbohydrates must be whole grains. Whole grain products along with vegetables, fruits, and legumes allow you to have a higher dietary fiber. 
  • Healthy eating and attempting to lose weight if you are obese: Healthy eating and moderate weight loss can help restore your body’s ability to identify insulin and greatly lessen the chance that the syndrome will become a more serious illness. This can be done through exercise and diet. 

Using HCG to Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

HCG is designed to work with your body, helping you drop pounds and reach your weight goals. It works to balance your metabolism, decrease your overall appetite, and break down stored fat reserves in the body without affecting vital fat deposits in and around the organs, muscles, and blood vessels. This keeps your body healthy and functioning at its best while burning and expelling excess fat and steadily reducing your weight over time.

Losing weight can be a long, challenging process. A lot of people try numerous diets they fail, which can be discouraging for the individual. For most patients, the best way to achieve successfully, long-lasting weight loss is with a combination of strategic weight-loss treatment and committed lifestyle change. Using HCG Diet can help reset your body’s metabolism and accelerate weight loss, which allows you to reach your goals faster. 

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Metabolic Syndrome Criteria