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Metabolic Syndrome (cont.)

Exams and Tests

Patient Comments

A detailed history and physical examination should be performed. Each individual component of the syndrome should be evaluated distinctly. All of the following exams or tests may be warranted:

  • blood pressure

  • weight and body composition (if available)

  • blood lipid levels

  • diabetes assessment by fasting blood sugar, insulin level, hemoglobin A1c and oral glucose tolerance testing

Cardiac risk factors can be assessed to estimate cardiovascular risk. These may include blood tests for homocysteine and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, electrocardiograms, angiograms, and more detailed assessments if necessary.

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The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Metabolic Syndrome:

Metabolic Syndrome - Diet

What changes to your diet have helped manage your metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic Syndrome - Effective Treatments

Please describe what treatments have been effective for metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic Syndrome - Diagnosis

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