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Syndrome X Association

Living With Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome X  

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Welcome!

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

 

Fatigue Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Depression
Central Obesity Hormonal Disturbances Sleep Apnea
Hypertension Peripheral Neuropathy Skin Tags
High Cholesterol Uncontrolled Diabetes Ancanthosis Nigricans
Elevated Triglycerides Coronary Heart Disease Heart Palpitations
Difficulty Losing Weight Blurred Vision Memory Problems
 
 
Diagnosis
 

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.

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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.