Metabolic Syndrome: Do you have weight issues? Is your blood sugar or AIC borderline? Is your waist size bigger than it should be? Do you suffer from chronic inflammation? Are your blood pressure readings borderline? Perhaps your cholesterol is a little high. You may be one of many Americans who suffer from Metabolic Syndrome, or Syndrome X.
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Metabolic Syndrome. Medical professionals coined this term in 1947. However, it gained popularity in the 1970’s and faded in the new millennium. So what exactly is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a collection of borderline problems including high body fat, blood pressure, blood sugar, and blood chemistry. So just what exactly does it mean? It means that if you have metabolic syndrome, and you don’t do anything about it, you’ll experience serious health problems down the road. In fact according to the Merck Manual, over 40% of adults over 50 suffer from it.
Metabolic syndrome is a collection of “early warning signs.” This signs often indicate that some serious health problems will arise in your future. Those health problems include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, deep vein thrombosis, chronic inflammation and kidney problems. Another common sign is a large waist size indicating too much belly fat. We refer to this as a pear shaped body instead of an apple shape. In fact according to the Merck Manual, low testosterone in men and a history of polycystic ovaries in women can also lead to this condition.
The Medical Approach
Sadly, medical practitioners rarely talk about it these days. This is unfortunate. Why? While it’s not a serious problem by itself, it does mean you’re headed towards some serious life shortening chronic diseases. Sadly, when medical professionals do intervene, treatment usually includes medication do address the symptoms. These medications basically treat high blood sugar, or high blood pressure, or cholesterol. However, there are two major problems with this approach. The first problem is that these medications deal with the complications, not the actual problem. Secondly, the drugs come with some serious side effects.
At Redmond Ridge Nutrition and Chiropractic, while we don’t treat metabolic syndrome, we can help support healthy sugar metabolism, healthy body composition, and healthy heart function. We can even help support healthy body mass. We do this through specific customized dietary changes, and the right enzyme supplements based on your test results. Of course our testing is scientific and based on sound medical principals. We can even design an exercise program for you.
Is your health borderline? Do you have too much belly fat? Are you concerned that your health is headed towards a downward spiral? If so, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.
After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer. His extensive knowledge of functional enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner. If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.