Syndrome X Association
Living With Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome X
Someone is finally listening. We have been sick, overweight and tired. Now we have the one thing that we need to make us well again~HOPE. Here, you will find the information that you need to understand the complexities of this condition. Our goal at the Syndrome X Association is to be a resource and support for those of us with Metabolic Syndrome X and the healthcare providers that serve us.
What is Metabolic Syndrome X?
Metabolic Syndrome X (also known as the metabolic syndrome, syndrome x and insulin resistance syndrome) is a cluster of symptoms that may be caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors that increase a person's risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Signs and Symptoms
||Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
||Coronary Heart Disease
|Difficulty Losing Weight
The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes.htm (NHANES III), and the National Institutes of Health http://www.nih.gov (NIH) defined an individual with Metabolic Syndrome X (MSX) as a person with three or more of the following conditions:
- Waist circumference greater that 40 inches (102 cm) in men, greater that 35 inches (88 cm) in women
- A serum triglyceride level above 150mg/L (1,7 mmol/L)
- HDL cholesterol below 40 mg/dL (1.04 mmol/L) in men, below 50 mg/dL (1.29) in women
- Blood pressure raised; above 135mg/85mm Hg, or taking a hypertensive medication
- Fasting blood glucose above 110mg/dL (6.1 mmol/L) or taking antidiabetic medication
NHANES III indicated that 24% of the US population has MSX, and the percentage increased dramatically with age, affecting 43% of the population in 60-69 year olds.
Syndrome X Association
The Syndrome X Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping patients and their healthcare providers with early diagnosis and treatment of Metabolic Syndrome X (MSX) and Insulin Resistance. For more information or questions, please contact us.
The information provided on this website is intended for your general knowledge only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified health professional. Please contact your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.