Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a complex of metabolic disorders in which the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes is increased. A decrease in physical activity and a high-calorie diet are the main reasons that the incidence of metabolic syndrome is increasing. Currently, it affects about 25% of the population. The disease is characterized by increased waist circumference (due to excess fat in the abdominal cavity), hypertension, abnormal fasting plasma glucose concentrations or abnormal insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. Experts believe that this disease can also have a psychological aspect - emotional overeating, low self-esteem, psychological trauma.

Complications of the disease

A person suffering from this disease can get not only psychophysical and emotional discomfort but also several pathologies: 

  • High blood pressure.
  • The development of atherosclerosis.
  • Pain in the spine due to a heavy load.
  • Cardiovascular diseases.
  • Cholelithiasis.
  • Diabetes.
  • Renal and liver failure.
  • Sexual disorders.
  • Psychogenic overeating.

If the situation is not corrected, it will be aggravated, and as a result, a person risks becoming disabled. Also, any disease against the background of obesity will be more difficult.

Diagnostics

So that the specialist can make the correct diagnosis, the following research methods are used:

  • Blood and urine tests;
  • Analysis of hormones;
  • MRI or ultrasound;
  • Bioimpedance analysis;
  • Underwater weighing;
  • Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.

The BMI index is also used, which takes into account the circumference of the waist, hips. The doctor measures the fat fold on the stomach. This allows him to establish the type of pathology and the amount of fat in the body. Based on the data obtained, the specialist selects an individual therapy regimen taking into account the general condition of the patient and the characteristics of the disease.

Treatment

Our clinic Tel Aviv Medical Clinic employs true professionals who have been involved in the detection and treatment of various diseases for more than 10 years. We use modern equipment and innovative methods of therapy.

As a treatment, the doctor uses medication or surgery. The patient takes special medications that help remove concomitant diseases that have led to obesity. Also, a specialist develops a special set of exercises and diet. However, surgery is the most effective method of combating pathology. If the disease is psychological, then a psychotherapist works in the support centre to help deal with obesity and feel the psychological balance within oneself.