Metabolic syndrome involves a range of symptoms that can include high blood pressure, high blood glucose, obesity, large waist circumference, and high cholesterol. This condition can raise the risk of heart disease and stroke. We take a closer look at Metabolic Syndrome symptoms through routine tests, and clients with the condition should have regular checkups to monitor their health. Lifestyle changes such as weight loss, eating a healthier diet, doing regular exercise, and getting enough sleep can all help with symptom control. Implementing healthy stress management techniques is important for clients with this syndrome as well. In some cases, medication may be necessary.
Since metabolic syndrome includes a cluster of related symptoms, a holistic approach could be most effective for helping and even possibly reversing these symptoms. A natural approachdiag for this condition usually begins with lifestyle alteration alone. Diet and exercise would be the foundation of any holistic approach. For example, switching to a diet that includes more plant-based, whole foods like avocados, oats, bananas, and lentils could help lower inflammation levels throughout the body, making it easier to lose weight and lowering cholesterol and blood sugar. Doing at least 150 minutes each week of moderate or vigorous aerobic exercise, including brisk walking and swimming, can help make the body more responsive to insulin and drop blood glucose. Getting a healthy amount of sleep can allow diet and exercise to function optimally and helps with overall health. Learning healthy methods of coping with stress, including doing a hobby or meditating, can further improve symptom control.