The most evident indicators of cardiovascular disease are pre-diabetes, diabetes, and insulin resistance. Pair any of these with co-morbidities like hypertension, obesity or high cholesterol, and the result is a dangerous condition known as Metabolic Syndrome.
Metabolic Syndrome affects almost 25% of the population in America. However, higher risk groups such as Latin Americans are effected at a rate of 34-36%. This syndrome creates the highest risk for catastrophic cardiac events like congestive heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and sudden cardiac death.
The unfortunate reality is that nearly 50% of patients with Metabolic Syndrome are not in control of the cluster of conditions causing it. Failure to manage these diseases makes them susceptible to cardiovascular events, often fatal.
Our objective is to guide our patients into a healthier lifestyle through education and management of conditions leading to Metabolic Syndromes.Weight loss, decreasing inflammation, adopting a nutritious diet, and regular exercise can eliminate Metabolic Syndrome and the accompanying risks. Additionally, we prescribe medications that are known to reduce the potential for cardiovascular events successfully.
Anyone with a family history of Diabetes and Metabolic Syndromes or who suspects they have this condition will benefit from a full physical evaluation. A strategic treatment plan will lessen the risk of a future cardiac event, and could potentially be life-saving.