Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or all three.
Use this worksheet to help manage your condition. Record your test dates and results, and list your goals for your next visit with your healthcare provider.
When your body can't make enough insulin or can't use insulin, it is called type 2 diabetes. Insulin helps the cells in the body absorb glucose, or sugar, for energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in the blood resulting in high blood sugar.
Even if you already have atherosclerosis or have had a heart attack, there's a lot you can do to prevent future heart problems.
Lack of physical activity has clearly been shown to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. It is far more common than generally understood. Sleep apnea happens in all age groups and both genders.
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a digestive disorder. It is caused when gastric acid from your stomach flows back up into your esophagus.