Having only one of these conditions doesn’t necessarily mean that you have metabolic syndrome, but all of them are considered a serious risk to your health. What doctors have also found is that any of the above ailments could lead you to develop the others.
Metabolic syndrome can significantly increase your risk for developing heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes.
Causes of Metabolic Syndrome
If you suffer from metabolic syndrome, it could be due to the genetic makeup you inherited from your parents, problems associated with being overweight, or the result of leading an inactive lifestyle. Whatever the source of the problem, metabolic syndrome is most often related to insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance is a condition where your cells act against the insulin your body produces. When you eat food, your digestive system breaks that food down into glucose which is a type of sugar. Glucose is absorbed by your cells with the help of insulin. If your cells are resisting the insulin, then the glucose cannot be absorbed. Instead it will remain in the blood stream, and the body will keep producing insulin to compensate. The levels of glucose and insulin in your blood will continue to rise, and could eventually lead to serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes.
High insulin levels can also increase the amount of fat in our blood inhibiting the natural function of your kidneys. This can lead to high blood pressure. If left unchecked, high blood pressure can develop into a cardiovascular disease or even a stroke.
Metabolic Syndrome Treatment
This is one of the more common issues we see at ICBR. Our approach with cell therapy is tosupport and regenerate the organs and glands of the endocrine and digestive systems that cause the cells to be unresponsive to insulin levels. Our doctors will also make comprehensive recommendations for each individual concerning:
There are natural alternatives to keep your weight under control and blood lipids in normal range without the use of pharmaceuticals. We never remove a patient from doctor prescribed medications, but we work to make them less necessary. With the cooperation of your primary health practitioner and the patient’s efforts, we are most often able to reverse metabolic syndrome.