Metabolic Syndrome Could Be The Root Of Your Apple-Shaped Problem and Increases Your Risk of Death 10x from Coronavirus

Metabolic syndrome affects millions of Americans every year, and it’s commonly referred to as an apple-shaped problem due to its hallmark symptom of weight gain around the central part of the body.

The syndrome is closely linked with obesity and is gaining increasing attention due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadly virus has been linked with astronomical increases in the severity of symptoms and health in those that have 2 of the most common metabolic syndrome traits.

While many disorders can lead to metabolic syndrome, the symptoms can be hard to pin down until it’s too late. The biggest symptoms of metabolic syndrome are varied and typically tied to each condition.

  • High cholesterol: no obvious symptoms.
  • High blood pressure: hypertension, or high blood pressure can be a silent condition without symptoms. Those that have symptoms usually experience:
    • Headaches
    • Dizziness
    • Chest pain and
    • Some notice hearing pounding in their ears
  • Type II Diabetes: again, not everyone experiences symptoms as in the earlier stages they can be more subtle. Typical symptoms include:
    • Increased thirst
    • Frequent urination
    • Hunger
    • Fatigue and
    • Blurred vision
  • Gout: the most common gout symptom is debilitating pain in the big toes. 
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): The onset of symptoms can be rapid and some women experience a dramatic change in a very short time period. Common symptoms include:
    • Hair loss (scalp)
    • Increased hair growth (face and body)
    • Irregular menstrual cycles
    • Weight gain and
    • Acne 

A patient is said to metabolic syndrome if he/she is diagnosed with three or more of these conditions:

  • High blood glucose level
  • Low levels of HDL (good cholesterol)
  • High levels of triglycerides in the blood
  • Large waist circumference or “apple-shaped” body
  • High blood pressure

Age, race, and blood sugar issues are all factors that can contribute to developing metabolic syndrome, but the No. 1 thing that can be done to prevent it is losing weight.

The Covid-19 Concern

Even though we have COVID-19 vaccines in hand, addressing metabolic syndrome still remains important than ever. According to a recent study, Type II Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common comorbidities (two or more simultaneous chronic conditions) found in patients with Coronavirus, and Type II Diabetes appears to be a risk factor for developing COVID-19. (Read more here)

Recent studies, including CDC Coronavirus reports, reveal the dramatic statistic that patients with metabolic syndrome are at 10 times greater risk of death. This statistic is staggering and makes now the most important time to lose weight and address the metabolic syndrome traits.

How Ideal Protein Can Help

Ideal Protein is a medically designed weight loss protocol that addresses metabolic syndrome traits. This program is a multi-faceted ketogenic diet with over 70 products available — from drinks to soups, and even desserts.

The program helps you shed inches from your waistline, and moreover, dieters see dramatic improvements in their blood sugar and blood pressure readings within the first few weeks on the diet. Not to mention, the diet teaches you how to regain control of your health.

Minor changes in eating habits can help lifelong dieters finally achieve and maintain ideal weight for the rest of their lives.

Outside of the memes about quarantine 15, now is the most important time to address metabolic syndrome at its source. Our clients see dramatic results on Ideal Protein and we routinely see patients able to work with their physicians to reduce and in some cases eliminate their medications altogether.

Curious if Ideal Protein can help you lose weight, improve your energy levels, and effectively address metabolic syndrome? Contact us today for a complimentary consultation. We’ll help you figure out if Ideal Protein or another customized nutrition track is right for you and get you on your way to lasting results. 

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