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Are there resources for people with metabolic syndrome X?

There are organizations that provide information, coping resources, and ideas about how to talk to your family about metabolic syndrome X. Organizations such as the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association offer classes and tutorials on how to adjust to life with metabolic syndrome X. It is also wise to talk to your family about your condition and to make sure they see a doctor if they suspect they have symptoms of any of the combination of factors that create metabolic syndrome X.

Often factors such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure will run in the family. It is helpful for your family to be a supportive of the lifestyle changes that you need to make in order to begin treating metabolic syndrome X. So, if you feel comfortable, bring them to the doctor and let them ask questions so you can be sure that everyone understands your diagnosis.

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