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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Description of the disease

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of symptoms related to disrupted metabolism in the body. It is also often referred to as insulin resistance syndrome.


  • Central obesity
  • High blood glucose levels
  • High blood lipid levels
  • Elevated blood pressure


  • Abdominal obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar levels
  • Elevated cholesterol levels


Causes of metabolic syndrome include genetic predisposition, unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, and more.


Diagnosis is based on measuring glucose and cholesterol levels, testing blood pressure, as well as measuring waist circumference.


Treatment involves lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and physical activity, as well as the use of medications.


Prevention of metabolic syndrome includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and weight control.


Treatment of metabolic syndrome is carried out by an endocrinologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.