Risk factors that increase your chance of developing heart disease
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Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that together can increase your risk for heart disease, stroke or diabetes. It’s closely related to obesity, inactivity and insulin resistance, which makes it hard for your body to control levels of sugar and fat in the blood.
Conditions that can make up metabolic syndrome include uncontrolled:
The most common symptom is carrying extra weight around the belly due to a lack of exercise.
Diagnosing metabolic syndrome is the first step to developing a treatment plan. Our specialists may recommend one or more diagnostic and imaging procedures.
Your doctor may recommend increasing physical activity, changes to your diet and weight loss to help manage metabolic syndrome in addition to other treatment options.
For a list of MedStar Health physicians specializing in endocrine disorders, such as metabolic syndrome, click here.