Is Cardiometabolic Syndrome Killing you?

Cardiometabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. It is also known as metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance syndrome.

The conditions that are typically included in the diagnosis of cardiometabolic syndrome are:

1    Obesity, particularly excess fat around the waistline.

2    High blood pressure (hypertension).

3    High blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) or type 2 diabetes.

4    High levels of triglycerides and low levels of HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) in the blood.

Having one of these conditions can increase the risk of developing others. For example, having high blood sugar can lead to insulin resistance, which in turn can lead to weight gain and high blood pressure.

The combination of these conditions can also lead to inflammation, which can damage the walls of blood vessels and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Early intervention is important in preventing complications and improving outcomes for those with the condition.

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