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Syndrome X: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

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Syndrome X, also known as metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist, abnormal cholesterol, or triglyceride levels that occur together, and increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
People aged more than 60 years are more at risk of getting affected. However, people >20 years are also at risk.


- Requires medical diagnosis
- Incurable though treatment can help
- Older people at risk
- Chronic: can last for years or lifelong
- Mostly asymptomatic
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Lab tests, imaging often required
Metabolic syndrome or syndrome X is closely linked to a condition called insulin resistance and to obesity and inactivity. It is associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Its prevalence increases with age. It is thought to be caused by an underlying disorder of energy utilization and storage. Foods such as dry fruits, oats, barley, lentils, and brown rice can help improve this condition.


Symptoms:


Self-diagnosable
People may experience:
1. Obesity
2. High blood pressure
3. Fatty liver triggering erectile dysfunction in men and PCOS in women.


Treatment


Self-care: smoking cessation, physical exercises, and healthy diet are recommended.
Medications: lipid-lowering agents, beta-blockers, high blood pressure medicines, and diuretics are helpful.
Specialists: Consult a doctor for immediate help. At mfine, we provide a comprehensive treatment plan for optimum health.

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