Metabolic syndrome is not a disease in itself but a combination of risk factors that include:
Separately, none of these risk factors are good, but when combined, they present a steep risk for serious problems. It’s been estimated that 1 in 6 Americans lives with metabolic syndrome. The risk factors of metabolic syndrome include:
The good news is that metabolic syndrome is controllable and even reversible with lifestyle changes. Ogden Clinic Medical Weight Loss specializes in helping patients of all ages achieve a healthy weight and sustain it over the long haul.
To diagnose metabolic syndrome, your Ogden Clinic Medical Weight Loss Specialist will need to perform several different tests. The results of these tests will be used to look for three or more signs of the disorder. One or more of the following tests may be performed
Abnormalities noted on three or more of these tests will indicate the presence of metabolic syndrome.
Fat can develop in three different compartments of the abdominal region: abdominal (stored between the skin and the abdominal wall), visceral (in and around the internal organs), and retroperitoneal (the back and sides or “love handles”). Fat in each of these areas has its own metabolic reaction and its own contribution to disease.
Researchers have recently discovered that the amount of visceral fat is among the best indicators of your risk for diabetes and heart disease. Ogden Clinic’s Medical Weight Loss team aims to reduce overall fat, primarily visceral fat from the abdominal region. This is done with diet coaching and other tools that only a weight loss specialist can provide. We know losing weight can feel like an uphill battle, but with a team in your corner, it’s possible.
We have state-of-the-art testing modalities in our office and take a comprehensive approach to your weight loss journey. We’ll stay with you over time and equip you with the tools and knowledge to sustain a healthy weight. To learn more about Medical Weight Loss at Ogden Clinic, visit our website at utahmedicalweightloss.com.