Skip Navigation
Search Menu

Print This Page
Share this page: More

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.

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.


Our team of weight loss specialists can provide you with the information and training you need to reach your goals and enjoy a lifetime of healthy weight. Call 410-583-LOSE (5673) today to schedule your consultation or request more information by using our secure online form

The Johns Hopkins Digestive Weight Loss Center is part of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.


Jumpstart Your Weight Loss

We now offer new non-surgical procedures for people with moderate (30-50 lb.) weight loss goals. Learn about the service as part of our Concierge Endoscopic Weight Loss Program.

In the News

Weight loss news and press releases from Johns Hopkins Medicine. See news stories.