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Metabolic Syndrome Treatment

Alexandria, VA

Primary Care

Metabolic syndrome is defined as a collection of several risk factors that increase your chances of developing heart diseases and diabetes. It is also known as insulin resistance syndrome, Syndrome X, and dysmetabolic syndrome. This condition is common in people with

  • Central obesity (that is, increased fat in the waist/abdomen)
  • High blood pressure and blood sugar
  • Abonormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels
  • Other diseases (such as polycystic ovary syndrome, sleep apnea, etc.)
What are the Possible Causes of Metabolic Syndrome?

What are the Possible Causes of Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome can be directly linked to obesity or constant inactivity. It is also caused by insulin resistance, a condition in which the cells don’t respond to insulin normally, preventing the access of glucose into the cells. This can lead to a rise in blood sugar levels even if the body churns out more insulin to lower blood sugar.

Signs of Metabolic Syndrome

Most of the disorders related to metabolic syndrome have no visible symptoms. However, one major indicator of this syndrome is a large waist circumference. If you have high blood sugar, you might also experience symptoms common to diabetes, such as

  • increased urination and thirst
  • blurred vision
  • fatigue

Post Diagnosis

Once you have been detected with metabolic syndrome, your healthcare provider will recommend

  • Healthy modifications to your diet
  • Dietary supplements
  • Fitness programs

If these lifestyle changes fail to produce the desired results, we may also prescribe certain medications to lower your cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels.


Is metabolic syndrome curable?

Yes, it can be cured by tackling one risk factor at a time. The key to curing metabolic syndrome is regular exercise and weight loss, both of which will work together to improve your body’s insulin response while lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Can you reverse metabolic syndrome?

Unless there is significant damage to the blood vessels, heart, and other organs, metabolic syndrome can be reversed. Here are some ways to reverse metabolic syndrome:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Avoid sugary drinks, unhealthy fat, and alcohol
  • Engage in physical activity
  • Be aware of genetic dispositions, that is, your family’s history of metabolic syndrome (if any), and take preventive measures in advance

At Pinnacle Healthcare Services, our team of licensed healthcare professionals led by Dr.Kurwa Nyjgu specializes in metabolic syndrome treatment. We are ranked among the best metabolic syndrome treatment centers in Alexandria, VA. Contact us today to learn more!

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