Am I At Risk for Metabolic Disease?


In this contemporary era, metabolic disease (or metabolic syndrome) has become very common. In fact, roughly one out of four individuals currently meet the criteria for the condition. Since this is the case, it is important that people know whether they are at risk of developing the condition. After all, metabolic disease can precipitate a plethora of health problems, including but not limited to strokes, heart attacks, and diabetes. Unfortunately, many people do not know what metabolic disease is and are also unaware of its symptoms.

What Is Metabolic Disease?

Metabolic disease is a series of risk factors that can put an individual at risk for serious health issues. Some of the risk factors include excess abdominal fat, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure.

It is important to note that some of the risk factors can be controlled. However, some may be out of your control. Understanding the full range of risk factors can empower you to protect your health.

Who Is At Risk For Metabolic Disease?

There are several population groups and signs that indicate a higher risk for metabolic disease. They include:

  • Old age. Metabolic disease is much more common in older people. In fact, an individual’s susceptibility to metabolic disease increases from 20 percent in the 40s and continues climbing from that point, reaching 35 percent in the 50s, and 45 percent in the 60s.

  • Individuals who are prone to inflammation and blood clots. Both of these signs are common in those who have a metabolic To determine whether you are susceptible to inflammation and clots, your physician can perform blood tests.

  • You have medical conditions. As many health experts know, metabolic disease is associated with several other medical conditions. Some of them include fatty liver, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), lipodystrophy, and cholesterol gallstones.

  • You are obese.

  • The condition runs in your3v Even those individuals who are not obese might have inherited a greater degree of susceptibility to the condition.

  • You are of South Asian descent. Apparently, South Asians are more susceptible to insulin resistance and are thus more susceptible to metabolic disease.

Symptoms of Metabolic Disease

Most of the metabolic disease risk factors do not incorporate any symptoms. For example, most people cannot feel high cholesterol or high blood pressure. In many cases, the only tangible sign is the accumulation of excess weight on or around the stomach.

In realizing that the symptoms of metabolic disease are silent, it is important that you meet with your doctor to see if you have the condition. The doctor will check your cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure. This is just one of many reasons that consistent check-ups with your doctor is critical to remaining or becoming as healthy as possible.

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At NanoHealth Associates, we treat a variety of conditions to help you achieve optimum health and wellness. Our medical team, led by Adam Splaver, can offer diagnostic assessments and create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Contact NanoHealth Associates today to schedule your consultation.


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