Metabolic Syndrome

What Is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic Syndrome is actually a collection of separate conditions that, together, increase a person’s risk for certain diseases and adverse medical events, such as stroke and diabetes. A person with 3 or more of the following diagnoses may have Metabolic Syndrome: 

Abdominal Obesity
Excess fat around the belly can increase the risk for heart disease as opposed to fat on other parts of the body.

High Blood Sugar
High blood sugar can increase your risk of blood clots, which can cause serious heart, lung, and blood vessel diseases.

High Blood Pressure
Chronic high blood pressure can lead to plaque build-up in the arteries and irreversible heart damage. You are at greater risk of a heart attack and stroke with untreated high blood pressure.

Low HDL Cholesterol
HDL cholesterol is important for heart health, since it can help remove the LDL cholesterol that causes heart disease. 

High Blood Triglycerides  
High triglycerides (a kind of fat in your blood) can raise your LDL cholesterol levels. This, in turn, puts you at greater risk of heart disease.

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why treat metabolic disorder before bhrt?

Metabolic Disorder and Your Hormones

treat the cause, not Just the symptoms

It is crucial to address Metabolic Disorder before or concurrent to your bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. As part of Balanced Body’s holistic approach to wellness, we will perform a detailed screening and address any concerns for Metabolic Disorder and related diseases so you can achieve the best results possible from your BHRT. 

Better Absorption

Addressing heart-related illnesses such as high blood pressure and cholesterol ensures your body fully  absorbs your hormones. 

Consistency

When your body’s other levels are stable, your hormone therapy can achieve desired results more consistently. 

Efficiency

When your heart and other systems no longer have to work so hard due to high blood pressure, diabetes, etc., your body can expend energy more evenly and efficiently.

Long-Term Success

Because you will see better results sooner when your Metabolic Syndrome is addressed, you are more likely to continue with your BHRT regimen long-term. 

How is Metabolic Syndrome Treated?

Metabolic Syndrome is extremely common in the United States-as many as 1 in 3 people have it! Luckily, Metabolic Syndrome is highly treatable! The first step is usually lifestyle modifications, including changes to diet and exercise. If issues persist, medications and other interventions may be necessary. We will work with you every step of the way to get you on the right track and help you stay there. 

 

 

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Evaluation

We will perform a health screening to evaluate past and present diagnoses and make a plan for treatment.


Lifestyle changes

Our first step will be to suggest changes to your diet, exercise routine, and supplementation.

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Medication

If your conditions are not well-controlled or reversed by diet and exercise modification, we may add prescription medication to help stabilize your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, etc.