Are there alternative treatments for metabolic syndrome X?

Alternative treatments for metabolic syndrome X include use of homeopathic remedies and nutritional supplements that target weight loss, and management of metabolic conditions without medication. For example: Testing positive for pre-diabetes markers is a common factor in metabolic syndrome X; Chinese herbal medicines have been studied for their impact on such markers as insulin resistance and elevated glucose in people with pre-diabetes, but results are not conclusive.

Adding nutritional supplements like flax seed, oat bran, fish oil, and artichoke extract to your diet is recommended by some naturopathic practitioners to help you lower your high cholesterol and aid you in weight loss. Supplements with high fiber properties have been shown to have an effect on cholesterol and weight management, but talk to your doctor before beginning any alternative treatments for metabolic syndrome X. Some supplements may interact with other prescribed medications.

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