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Metabolic syndrome isn’t a single disease; it’s a cluster of different conditions which usually require lab work and tests to confirm. The metabolic risk factors typically occur among people who are overweight or obese, including those who have type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Metabolic syndrome is also referred to as syndrome X and dysmetabolic syndrome. This article discusses the different symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Since it’s broader than a single disease, it may be more challenging to diagnose. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should consider going to the doctor to have yourself checked.

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1. Abdominal Obesity

Abdominal obesity means that a person is not only obese, but the weight concentrates in the middle part of the body. Usually, the measurement of the waist circumference is as follows: 102 centimeters or more in men, 88 centimeters or more in women, 90 centimeters or more in Asian American men and 80 centimeters or more in Asian American women. The bigger the measurement of the circumference is, the higher is the likelihood of disease. It serves as a symptom of metabolic syndrome. If you notice you carry your weight in your midsection, you may want to be checked by your physician.

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