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Metabolic Syndrome: What’s NEW?

It has been called Syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, dysmetabolic syndrome, hypertriglyceridemic waist, obesity syndrome. But what does it really mean when your doctor tells you that you have the “Metabolic Syndrome?” Related terms:whats metabolic syndrome?abnormal waist circumference related to DM complicationsdysmetaboli syndrome and gallstoneshow does refined food causes metabolic syndromemetabolic problem in diabetesmetabolic syndrome […]

Halting the Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a term for a condition in which risk factors—such as abdominal obesity, high triglyceride level, low level of good cholesterol (also known as high-density lipoprotein cholesterol or HDL-C), high blood pressure, and high blood sugar—cluster together, putting a patient at higher risk for heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and stroke. Related terms:Philippine food […]

Meditation may lower metabolic syndrome risk

Chanting “Om” may do more than just bring you inner peace; a new study claims meditation may improve your cardiovascular health by decreasing the risk of metabolic syndrome. A study that transcendental meditation can significantly decrease insulin resistance, lower blood pressure and decrease heart rate variability. Transcendental meditation involves sitting quietly while your mind settles […]

Joslin Study on Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center have identified insulin resistance in the liver as a key factor that causes metabolic syndrome and one of its associated conditions, atherosclerosis. Not only do the findings provide an understanding of how metabolic syndrome occurs, but it also pinpoint a target for treatment of the condition. “This is one […]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Diabetes

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), or Stein-Leventhal syndrome affects 5 to 10% of women of reproductive age and most don’t even know that they have it. The syndrome has been known for about seventy-five years and though doctors are still not very sure what causes it, it is one of the leading causes of infertility. Related […]

Still Not Losing Weight

Question: “I exercise 30 minutes a day and watch what I eat, why am I still not losing weight?” Answer: Most people who have excess body fat leading to overweight or obesity have an imbalance between amount of food or calories taken each day (energy input) and amount of calories burned (energy output). The exact […]

Silymarin cures Fatty Liver?

Question: My doctor told me I have a fatty liver. Can I take silymarin to cure this? Answer: Fatty liver is a very common condition. This condition is present when the liver cells are replaced by fat. In some persons with fatty liver, there is also significant liver injury that can lead to progressive liver […]

Coaxing the Couch Potato

Having the luxury of a 21-inch flatscreen television, laptop, game console, and other gadgets and devices all at an arm’s reach is considered heaven for many as the hot and humid Philippine weather foils any intent to move about. Hitch seeps in the instant you start living in the same setup each day; having lesser […]

Hypertenstion Management

Clinical evidence has shown the necessity for the use of combination therapy, or the use of two or more antihypertensive agents, in the management of hypertension. Observations from major clinical trials in different kinds of patients, from elderly to stroke and diabetic patients, indicate that usually two agents are necessary to control the blood pressure […]

Dark Knuckles and Diabetes

A darkened area of skin in the body is a condition called acanthosis nigricans. Dark skin areas can be found in the neck, armpits, elbows, knees and knuckles. Dark knuckles is one of the discrete tell tale signs of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, syndrome x, impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance or Pre-diabetes. Related terms:dark […]