Metabolic syndrome is a term used to describe someone who has several conditions that increases his or her risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, such as high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and high cholesterol. There are many factors that put a person at risk for developing metabolic syndrome. One of which is age. It is estimated that 40 percent of people who have this condition are over the age of 60.

People who have other conditions, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, are also at a greater risk for developing metabolic syndrome. This is a very serious condition. Fortunately, there are many obesity treatment options availble.

If you feel you may be a candidate for medabolic syndrome, contact Sisselman Medical Group today for testing. The physicians at Sisselman Medical Group can develop an individualized program that is right for the individual. Exercise is one of the metabolic syndrome treatment options doctors often recommend. There are many benefits that can be reaped from exercise. It not only helps promote weight loss, but it also helps lower blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.

Dietary changes are often recommended by our physicians at both of our Massapequa and Commack offices. Our doctors can develop a customized diet program that is right for the individual. Doctors typically recommend eating plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains as part of your new dietary plan.

Furthermore, people who smoke will be advised to quit. Smoking can worsen the effects of metabolic syndrome. Keep in mind that lifestyle changes are not only effective for treating obesity, but they can also help people stay healthy for life.

Many people are able to get their health back on track by making lifestyle changes. However, some patients do require medication. The type of medication that a physician recommends is dependent on the conditions that one has. There are many medications that can be used to treat high blood pressure, cholesterol and high blood sugar.

To learn more about metabolic syndome, contact Sisselman Medical Group today, and schedule your appointment.