Metabolic Syndrome is the name of a group of health problems that occur together. These problems can lead to big health concerns like heart attack, stoke or diabetes.
Your doctor may diagnose you with Metabolic Syndrome if you have at least 3 of the following risk factors.

  1. Large waistline- 35+ for women and 40+ for men
  2. Triglyceride level over 150
  3. Low HDL cholesterol level
  4. Blood pressure over 130/85
  5. Fasting blood sugar over 100

Some of these conditions do not have any symptoms. They can only be diagnosed by your doctor and by blood tests. One of the most effective ways to reverse Metabolic Syndrome is to lose weight. One of the most effective ways to lose weight is bariatric surgery. Please call the office if you would like more information about these surgeries.