• Main Page • Risk Factors • Symptoms • Diagnosis • Treatment • Screening • Reducing Your Risk • Talking to Your Doctor • Resource Guide
Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome involves multiple risk factors so it is important for you and your doctor to carefully monitor your health. In general, make sure that you and your doctor regularly check your weight, glucose levels, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure. Metabolic syndrome can be managed by treating and controlling underlying risk factors.
Deen D. Metabolic Syndrome: time for action. Am Fam Physician . 2004; 69:2875-2882
Eckel RH, Grundy SM, Zimmet PZ. The metabolic syndrome. Lancet . 2005;365:1415-1428.
Gami AS, Witt BJ, Howard DE, et al. Metabolic syndrome and risk of incident cardiovascular events and death: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. J Am Coll Cardiol . 2007;49:403-414.
Grundy SM. Metabolic syndrome: a multiplex cardiovascular risk factor. J Clin Endocrinol Metab . 2007;92:399-404
How is metabolic syndrome treated? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.n... . Updated November 3, 2011. Accessed May 10, 2013.
Metabolic syndrome. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what . Updated March 29, 2013. Accessed May 10, 2013.
Prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.o... . Updated August 24, 2012. Accessed May 10, 2013.
Last reviewed June 2013 by Brian Randall, MD
EBSCO Information Services is fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
To send comments or feedback to our Editorial Team regarding the content please email us at email@example.com