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How do other illnesses affect me if I have metabolic syndrome X?

You will be more susceptible to other illnesses when you have metabolic syndrome X. Metabolic syndrome X weakens your system placing you at a greater risk for all types of cardiovascular disease including heart disease and stroke. You have a higher likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, which can lead to kidney disease, nerve damage, and vision problems. With metabolic syndrome X you have a shorter life expectancy and have an increased likelihood of dying prematurely.

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