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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.
|Elevated waist circumference||Men — Equal to or greater than 40 inches (102 cm)|
|Women — Equal to or greater than 35 inches (88 cm)|
|Elevated triglycerides||Equal to or greater than 150 mg/dL|
|Reduced HDL cholesterol||Men — Less than 40 mg/dL|
|Women — Less than 50 mg/dL|
|Elevated blood pressure||Equal to or greater than 130/85 mm Hg|
|Elevated fasting glucose||Equal 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.