Metabolic syndrome is your ticket into the assisted living center. The most common definition of metabolic syndrome is that you must have three of the following:
- Waist circumference over 40 inches for men and over 35 inches for women
- Fasting triglycerides over 150
- HDL-c under 40 for men and under 50 for women
- Blood pressure over 130/85
- Fasting glucose over 100
This condition is very serious and leads to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as well as the common conditions associated with these diseases. Heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, limb amputation and blindness are common with untreated metabolic syndrome.
We work to identify this condition and reverse it in our patients. We want to improve the quality of our patient's lives in actively pursuing and treating metabolic syndrome.