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Metabolic syndrome involves multiple risk factors so it is important for you and your doctor to carefully monitor your health. In general, make sure that you and your doctor regularly check your weight, glucose levels, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure. Metabolic syndrome can be managed by treating and controlling underlying risk factors.

Treatment involves:

References:

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How is metabolic syndrome treated? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/ms/treatment.html. Updated November 3, 2011. Accessed May 10, 2013.

Metabolic syndrome. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what. Updated March 29, 2013. Accessed May 10, 2013.

Prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/MetabolicSyndrome/Prevention-and-Treatment-of-Metabolic-Syndrome_UCM_301927_Article.jsp. Updated August 24, 2012. Accessed May 10, 2013.

Last reviewed June 2013 by Brian Randall, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.