By Rose Wellness Center | 02/11/2021

Metabolic Syndrome On The Rise Since COVID-19 Pandemic

Metabolic Syndrome On The Rise Since COVID-19 Pandemic

Metabolic syndrome is increasingly common, and up to one-third of U.S. adults have it. Studies are showing that more people are suffering from Metabolic Syndrome since the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sometimes people don't realize how much stress and lack of sleep can affect your health and even raise your blood pressure. The number of people that develop metabolic syndrome also increases with age. In fact, by the time a person reaches 60 years old or older, the risk of developing metabolic syndrome increases to 50 percent.

What is it? Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, including increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. These symptoms on their own are bad enough, but when they present together, you have an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

Having just one of these conditions doesn't mean you have metabolic syndrome. But it does mean you have a greater risk of serious disease. And if you develop more of these conditions, your risk of complications, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, rises even higher.

The question is why are our current treatment approaches not enough to control this significantly prevalent health issue? The answer is because the majority of cases of metabolic syndrome is treated solely with medications to control the symptoms. However, the root causes of why this condition developed in the first place and what underlying imbalances are occurring in the body resulting in dysfunction are not addressed adequately.

In other words, even if drugs are needed, it is still necessary to correct the underlying causes and work towards preventive health. In the vast majority of cases, diet, lifestyle, inflammation, and environmental toxins are at the root of the problem. Studies have shown that lifestyle changes make a significant difference with reversal of this condition and can easily be incorporated into your life for a positive impact to your overall health and vitality.

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