How Is Metabolic Syndrome Treated?

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Treatment once again focuses on how high the levels of your blood pressure cholesterol, how overweight you are. For many patients, we just start with lifestyle, we say hey look, you are pre-diabetic, your blood pressure is inching up. Let's treat all these things, and so that would once again be the diet, the exercise, and specific components of the diet.

If you can enlist your nutrition to help, that is beneficial as well, or give a patient a record to write down what they're eating, and then a guide to how much sodium for example, is in the foods you're eating, but if the blood pressure or the cholesterol, the diabetes or the pre-diabetes look like they are a problem at the outset, it might be reasonable to start medication treatment.