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Diabetes
Have you heard about the metabolic syndrome?

METABOLIC SYNDROME

The metabolic syndrome is a set of risk factors that increase the chances of suffering from heart disease, diabetes or stroke. Among the risk factors to get to have metabolic syndrome are the following.19

If your doctor diagnoses 3 of the 5 mentioned factors, he can conclude that you have metabolic syndrome.

 

HOW IS THE METABOLIC SYNDROME TREATED?

People diagnosed with metabolic syndrome can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes by controlling the risk factors. It is recommended19:

  • Control body weight and decrease the size of the abdominal circumference.
  • Control blood glucose and blood pressure.
  • Treat risk factors individually according to what your doctor establishes

 

 

References

19. American Heart Association. (2016). About Metabolic Syndrome. Retrieved from https://www.heart.org/-/media/data-import/downloadables/abh-what-is-metabolic-syndrome-spanish-ucm_486012.pdf