Metabolic Syndrome (X)
- Q What are possible complications of metabolic syndrome X?
Complications of metabolic syndrome X include heart attack, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Elevated blood sugars place you at greater risk for developing diabetes. High blood pressure and increased cholesterol along with excess fat around your waist create... Full Answer
- Q Is my life expectancy affected by metabolic syndrome X?
Your life expectancy is directly impacted when you are diagnosed with metabolic syndrome X. Metabolic syndrome X puts you at greater risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and sudden heart attack. Even if these complications do not end your life... Full Answer
- Q How does smoking affect metabolic syndrome X?
Smoking has been linked to increased risk for metabolic syndrome X. There is a correlation between smoking and insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is one of the main factors that contribute to metabolic syndrome X. Smoking is also known to contribute... Full Answer
- Q How is metabolic syndrome X diagnosed?
Metabolic syndrome X can be diagnosed by measuring the size of your abdomen and testing for certain conditions that affect the metabolism. If you have more than one condition that affects your metabolism and a waist measurement of more than 40 inches for... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my metabolic syndrome X symptoms?
If you suspect that you have metabolic syndrome X symptoms, you should talk to your doctor. The symptoms for this put you at great risk for serious illness, like heart attack and stroke. Metabolic syndrome X is best treated if caught early. Talk to your... Full Answer