Thursday 16 February 2023

Metabolic Syndrome; The new pandemic

 Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes. These conditions include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels1. There is enough evidence to suggest that these are “conditions caused by prosperity” across the world.

Currently, 25.2 million adults in India are estimated to have Impaired Glucose tolerance or Pre-Diabetes, which is estimated to increase to 35.7 million in the year 2045. India ranks second after China in the global diabetes epidemic with 77 million people with diabetes.

It is estimated that at least one in four adults in India has hypertension , but, only about 12% of them have their blood pressure under control. Similarly 25% population suffers from Dyslipidemia, commonly known as abnormal cholesterol levels.

Apart from these statistics, large numbers remain undetected and do not get health check done at least once in a year. Most get to know when either a symptom emerges or an irreversible damage has happened in the body due to long period of negligence.

The good news is most of the above are either avoidable or can be managed and even reversed if discipline sets in. Human body is very efficient at repairing, rebuilding the damage if it is supported and given a chance to do it. Lifestyle medicine is a very potent tool to manage these conditions (not disease, as has been propagated by interest groups). The devil lies in detail, and knowing precisely, what to change can help achieve health goals sooner than most think.

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Ref: 1 – American Heart Association, March 2021