Metabolic syndrome - Some more questions you may have…

Metabolic syndrome - Some more questions you may have…

What are the features that define metabolic syndrome? 

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors or conditions that exist simultaneously in one person. These include high blood pressure (hypertension), cholesterol levels that are abnormal, as well as having a higher risk of blood clots. People with this condition tend to be obese or overweight.  

What is the meaning of metabolic derangement? 

Derangement refers to the disturbance of the normal order of things. With metabolic syndrome being a group of risk factors or conditions, the condition is, therefore, a group of metabolic derangements - being a cluster of conditions that disturb or disrupt the normal order of the body and metabolic processes of the metabolism.  

What is metabolic liver disease? 

This is a disease that is often the result of metabolic syndrome and obesity and is known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The condition is normally a spectrum of conditions that result in liver damage.  

Is metabolic syndrome genetic? 

Genetic factors have been known to influence the disease. If you have a family member with type 2 diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure, your chances of developing the condition are greatly increased. Obesity is also known to be a genetic factor.  

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