What Is Metabolic Syndrome?
It is the way of many to live with the feeling that getting old and getting sick is a natural process. There are also people who work to lead healthy and strong lives by identifying the causes of aging and illness and combating those causes. We have the ability to prevent communicable diseases in humans as well as most non-communicable diseases.
The purpose of this article is to inform you about a specific medical condition called Metablic Syndrom, which has a strong link with aging and non-communicable diseases. The term syndrome is used to describe medical conditions caused by the simultaneous occurrence of two or more specific symptoms. Metabolic syndrome is a combination of several risk factors that predispose you to chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, mental illness, and hormone-related diseases. This syndrome is strongly associated with excessive food consumption and inactive lifestyle. To be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, you must have three or more of the following at the same time:
- High waist circumference. That is, an increase of 94 cm for a man and an increase of more than 80 cm for a woman. The measuring tape should be passed around the abdomen from the waist and measured in centimeters during normal breathing.
- Elevation of a type of fat called triglycerides in the blood. That is, an increase over 150 mgldl when tested after a 12-hour fast.
- Low blood levels of the substance known as HDL cholesterol or good cholesterol. That is, when tested after fasting for 12 hours, the value of a man’s name is less than 40 mgldl and a woman’s name is less than 50 mgldl. The 14DL and triglyceride values are mentioned in the blood test report known as lipid profile.
- High blood pressure. That is, showing a value of 130/80 mmHg or more. This value is considered to be the relevant value for a person of any age.
- Presence of insulin resistance or 10-hour fasting blood glucose coverage of 100 mgldl or more or presence of diabetes.
In addition, people with metabolic syndrome have a relatively high tendency to form blood clots. There is also a long-lasting, slow-acting ignalation that involves the entire body. In addition to obesity, sedentary lifestyle and insulin resistance, genetics and the aging process are risk factors for this syndrome. If your waist circumference is more than the risk value (94cm for men and 80cm for women), you should see your family doctor and have your blood pressure measured and fasting glucose test and lipid profile test done. If you have 3 or more of the above, you are suffering from this syndrome. Strictly limiting the consumption of carbohydrates and oils, increasing the consumption of fiber-rich foods mainly vegetables and fruits, adopting an intermittent fasting system, engaging in aerobic exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, controlling mental stress and getting enough night sleep etc. in the lifestyle. Changes that must be made. Appropriate medicines should also be taken according to the doctor’s prescription. The purpose of giving medicine is to prevent serious heart diseases, to prevent the possibility of diabetes, to prevent complications if diabetes is present and to prevent paralysis.
It is my opinion that metabolic syndrome has become a very common condition in society because many people over the age of 30 claim a protruding stomach. Establishing a healthy eating pattern and prioritizing time for exercise is a powerful decision that will change your destiny. A healthy lifestyle is more sustainable, more cost effective and more effective than a pill driven lifestyle.