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Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome occurs in patients who have:

There are five criteria for diagnosing patients with metabolic syndrome. You must have at least three out of the five criteria to receive a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome.

CriteriaMeasurement
Elevated waist circumferenceMen — Equal to or greater than 40 inches (102 cm)  
Women — Equal to or greater than 35 inches (88 cm)
Elevated triglyceridesEqual to or greater than 150 mg/dL
Reduced HDL cholesterolMen — Less than 40 mg/dL
Women — Less than 50 mg/dL
Elevated blood pressureEqual to or greater than 130/85 mm Hg
Elevated fasting glucoseEqual to or greater than 100 mg/dL

Treatment of metabolic syndrome

Treatment for metabolic syndrome includes learning weight management techniques such as changing your diet and increasing your physical activity. For some patients, they may require a medication to treat one or more of the components of metabolic syndrome depending upon results of a medical evaluation. Learn more about our weight management evaluations.