Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome

Your doctor will recommend lifestyle changes or medicines to help reduce your blood pressure, LDL cholesterol, and blood sugar. Getting more physical activity, losing weight and quitting smoking help reduce blood pressure and improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels. These changes are keys to reducing your risk.

Exercise Get 30-60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, such as walking, 5 – 7 days per week.
Lose weight Losing 5 – 10 % of your body weight can reduce insulin levels and blood pressure and decrease your risk of diabetes.
Eat healthy Eat fiber-rich foods and make sure you include healthy foods in your meals as whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables. These items are packed with dietary fiber, which can lower your insulin levels.
Stop smoking Smoking cigarettes increases insulin resistance and worsens the health consequences of metabolic syndrome.
Improve your cholesterol (HDL good cholesterol and LDL bad cholesterol) Using weight loss, exercise, and medicines, if needed.
Lower your triglycerides Using weight loss, exercise, and medicine, if needed.
Lower your blood pressure Using weight loss, exercise, and medicine, if needed.
Lower your fasting blood sugar Using weight loss, exercise, and medicine, if needed.
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