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What do I need to know about caring for someone with metabolic syndrome X?

When caring for someone with metabolic syndrome X, it is important to monitor their diet and exercise as well as any symptoms of metabolic syndrome X. Symptoms like excess fat around the midsection, high cholesterol, and elevated blood sugar can often be treated and controlled with a nutritious and heart healthy diet.

When caring for someone with metabolic syndrome X provide them with a diet that is high in whole grains, fiber, and lean meat and low in salt, saturated fat, and processed foods. Encourage physical activity and exercise on a daily basis to increase calorie expenditure, heart health, and blood circulation. If insulin resistance or high blood pressure affects the person you are caring for, it may be necessary to monitor their blood pressure and blood sugar levels on a daily basis and treat them accordingly with prescribed medication.

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