Because of Alison's extensive training and experience in treating obesity, she is able to provide the best possible solution in the treatment of metabolic syndrome and obesity. At Vitalogy Health and Integrative Medicine, we believe in identifying and treating the root cause of each individuals' unique issues.
Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions caused by insulin resistance that put you at risk for heart disease and diabetes. Having any three of the following five conditions noted below means that you would meet the criteria for metabolic syndrome:
High blood pressure or being treated for high blood pressure
Low good cholesterol (<50 in High Density Lipoproteins – HDL) and
High levels of triglycerides (>150 in TG’s), a type of fat, in your blood
High blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels or history of diabetes (fasting blood sugar of over 100)
A waist circumference of 35 inches or more in women and 40 inches or more in men (for Asians, 30 in women and 35 in men).
According to the statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about one in three American adults meet at least 3 criteria for metabolic syndrome while another more than a third of the entire adult population meets some of the criteria. The precursor to metabolic syndrome is a process called insulin resistance. If this issue is not addressed, metabolic syndrome leads to increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
At Vitalogy we are committed to treating the underlying cause of your weight gain. Schedule an appointment today to be evaluated for metabolic syndrome and start on the path to better understanding your health and body.