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The main features of metabolic syndrome include insulin resistance, hypertension (high blood pressure), cholesterol abnormalities, and an increased risk for clotting. Patients are most often overweight or obese. Lifestyle modification such as the Mediterranean diet, exercise, and quitting smoking are the preferred treatment of metabolic syndrome.

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    • Insulin Resistance Insulin resistance is the diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin in transporting glucose (sugar) from...learn more »
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      Insulin Resistance Article
      • Insulin resistance facts
      • What is insulin resistance?
      • What causes insulin resistance?
      • What is the relationship between insulin resistance and diabetes?
      • What medical conditions are associated with insulin resistance?
      • Who is at risk for insulin resistance?
      • How is insulin resistance diagnosed?
      • How is insulin resistance managed?
      • Lifestyle changes (diet, weight loss, exercise)
      • Medications
      • What's new in insulin resistance?
    • Carotid Artery Disease The term carotid artery disease refers to the narrowing of the carotid arteries and can also be called carotid stenosis. Fatty...learn more »
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      Carotid Artery Disease Article
      • What is carotid artery disease?
      • What are the causes of carotid artery disease?
      • What are the risk factors for carotid artery disease?
      • What are the symptoms of carotid artery disease?
      • How is carotid artery disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for carotid artery disease?
      • Surgery for carotid artery disease
      • What are the complications of carotid artery disease?
      • Can carotid artery disease be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for carotid artery disease?
    • Stretch Marks Stretch marks occur in the dermis, the elastic middle layer of skin that allows it to retain its shape. When the skin is...learn more »
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      Stretch Marks Article
      • Stretch mark facts
      • What are stretch marks?
      • What causes stretch marks?
      • What are risk factors for stretch marks?
      • What are symptoms and signs of stretch marks?
      • How are stretch marks diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for stretch marks?
      • Are there any home remedies for stretch marks?
      • What is the prognosis of stretch marks?
      • Can stretch marks be prevented?
    • Cholesterol High cholesterol and triglyceride levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Getting your cholesterol and triglyceride...learn more »
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      Cholesterol Article
      • What is cholesterol?
      • What are the different types of cholesterol?
      • Why is high cholesterol dangerous?
      • Where does cholesterol come from?
      • What are normal cholesterol levels?
      • Which foods can help lower cholesterol?
      • What other lifestyle interventions help lower cholesterol?
      • What medications are available to treat high cholesterol?
    • Cirrhosis (Liver) Cirrhosis of the liver refers to a disease in which normal liver cells are replaced by scar tissue caused by alcohol and viral...learn more »
    • Cushing's Syndrome Cushing's syndrome, sometimes referred to as hypercortisolism, is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure to high levels...learn more »
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      Cushing's Syndrome Article
      • Cushing's syndrome facts*
      • What is Cushing's syndrome?
      • What are the symptoms of Cushing's syndrome?
      • What causes Cushing's syndrome?
      • How is Cushing's syndrome diagnosed?
      • How is Cushing's syndrome treated?
      • What research is being done on Cushing's syndrome?
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Terms related to Metabolic Syndrome:

  • Dysmetabolic Syndrome
  • Syndrome X
  • X Syndrome