Metabolic Syndrome is a group of risk factors that increase the risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, and having a stroke. It is diagnosed by evaluating metrics including waist circumference, blood pressure, and lab work. According to the CDC, nearly 35% of the U.S. population met diagnostic criteria for Metabolic Syndrome in 2012 (most recent data available).
Metabolic Syndrome doesn’t have to progress to these diseases. It can be halted or even be reversed! At Emerald City Wellness, we work together to improve metabolic status through lifestyle changes and appropriate medication. Teresa explains the cellular processes of Metabolic Syndrome in simple terms so you can understand what’s happening in your body. With shared decision making, we decide on the best course of treatment.
If you think you might have (or be at risk for) Metabolic Syndrome, schedule an appointment with Emerald City Wellness today!