Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome
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.
- ]]>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:
- ]]>High blood pressure]]> (pre-hypertension over 130/85 mmHg)
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Last reviewed February 2009 by ]]>David Juan, MD]]>
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