Living with Metabolic Syndrome: The Complete Guide to Risk Factors, Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment Options (Living with Series)
THE FIRST TRULY COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE FOR METABOLICSYNDROME PATIENTSAffecting well over 50 million Americans, the series ofconditions known as metabolic syndrome has reached epidemicproportions. Found in patients where increased blood pressure, highblood sugar level, excess body fat, and abnormal cholesterol leveloccur together, metabolic syndrome increases the risk of heartdisease, stroke and diabetes. With so many conditions workingtogether, and no set list of identifiable symptoms, the bestdefense against metabolic syndrome is information—understanding theneed for proper diet, exercise, and wellness checks. So long aspatients at risk of developing metabolic syndrome understand theirrisk factors, they can work to prevent the syndrome and restoretheir good health.Incorporating information from all the latest research andtreatment options, Living with Metabolic Syndrome is thebreakthrough guide to understanding this ever-growing healthproblem. This comprehensive manual takes advantage of new findingsfrom both clinical and physician studies while providing guidancein clear, authoritative language. Touching on every aspect ofmetabolic syndrome, including: risk factors and possible symptoms;doctor's visits, including choosing a specialist; and dealing withthe emotional/psychological strain of long-term illness, Livingwith Metabolic Syndrome offers powerful techniques and real-worldadvice that sufferers can immediately relate to.Living with Metabolic Syndrome covers:• Detailed information on the risk factors for metabolicsyndrome, including diet, lifestyle and heredity• The variety of possible symptoms, such as fatigue and lowappetite, which can accompany the syndrome• Treatment options, both medical and holistic, including thelatest research discoveries and updatesThe essential steps after receiving a diagnosis of metabolicsyndrome, including a quick-start 10-step checklist• The role that each doctor and specialist will play in yourdiagnosis and treatment regimenProviding not only knowledge and hope, but new and practicalways of confronting and living with the syndrome, Living withMetabolic Syndrome lets you reclaim your health, your energy,and your life.