What is the treatment for metabolic syndrome?

The first step to treating metabolic syndrome is to change unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

Making changes in daily habits and using doctor-prescribed medications can help patients with metabolic syndrome lose weight, be more physically active, eat a heart healthy diet, quit smoking, lower blood pressure, lower triglycerides, improve HDL cholesterol levels and lower blood sugar, according to the NIH.

The main goal of treating metabolic syndrome is to reduce the risk of heart disease, according to the NIH, and the best way to do that is to focus on improving the risk factor you can control with lifestyle behavior changes, such as losing weight, eating a healthy diet and living an active lifestyle.

Talk to your physician for more information about treating metabolic syndrome.

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