Because metabolic syndrome is not just one disease or disorder, but rather a group of disorders of your body’s metabolism, you must be aware of the symptoms for these underlying disorders. Furthermore, many of these symptoms are only detectable through tests that your doctor may administer, so it is important to see your doctor regularly for preventive checkups.

Symptoms include:

  • Obesity—This is especially the case if extra fat tissue is found in the waist area and upper body. Symptoms related to obesity may include the following:
    • Sleep apnea
    • Aches and pain in joint or back
    • Heartburn
    • Easily tired
    • Shortness of breath
    • Reduced exercise tolerance
  • High blood pressure (pre-hypertension over 130/85 mmHg)