What is Metabolic Syndrome and What Causes It?

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When you are looking after your health, it is important that you are able to take good care of yourself and watch out for all of the issues that might come up. One such issue is known as metabolic syndrome. While this is not necessarily a disease that you are able to catch like heart problems or cancer, it is something that you will need to be concerned with. It is a group of different risk factors that would include things like fat around the stomach, high cholesterol levels, blood sugars that are high, and high blood pressure. The issue with metabolic syndrome is that you are not going to have just one of the issues described above, but you are going to have at least a few of them which can really put your health in a lot of trouble. To be diagnosed with this disorder, you would need to have three of the risk factors present in your health. It is best to get this taken care of as soon as possible so that the issues do not worsen and you can stay as healthy as possible. There are a lot of different things that could cause metabolic syndrome in people. Some of them include: · Insulin resistance—this is when the insulin that your body produces is not doing the work that it should. Your body will keep on making more but it still is not doing the job it should and it can lead to diabetes.
· Obesity—this is even truer if you have obesity around the stomach. While any obesity can cause a problem it gets even worse if you have a lot of extra fat around the belly area.
· Unhealthy habits—if you are eating a diet that has a lot of fat and other bad things in it, you are increasing your risk of getting metabolic syndrome. It is best to get plenty of exercise and eat a diet that is high in nutrients and fresh food.
· Hormonal imbalance—in some cases the state of your hormones can play a big role. It is a good idea to get these checked out with your doctor if you think they are the reason that you are suffering from this kind of syndrome in your life. It is a good idea to talk to your doctor if you are worried about dealing with metabolic syndrome. The sooner you get it checked out the healthier you will become.