About Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that can lead to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other health problems. These conditions include:
- high blood glucose (sugar)
- high blood pressure
- high triglycerides levels
- low HDL cholesterol levels
- excess body fat around the waist
Where Excess Sugar Goes
When it comes to added sugar, men should consume no more than 9 teaspoons a day; for women, that number is 6 teaspoons. Yet, American adults average 17 teaspoons a day. This is 2 to 3 times more!
This extra glucose can lead to insulin and blood sugar dysregulation. This sends the wrong signals to your body and starts the cascade of hormone disruption that can lead to fatigue, weight gain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and coronary disease.
The James Clinic Approach
Metabolic syndrome is becoming an epidemic in the United States, but at the James Clinic, we are proud of our track record of success in guiding patients to reverse their pre-diabetes.
Our approach is different. We go above and beyond standard care.