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 central weight gain. The syndrome is closely linked with obesity and this year is gaining increasing attention due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The deadly virus has been linked with astronomical increases in 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 and in the earlier stages they can be more subtle. Typical symptoms include ncreased 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): hair loss (scalp), increased hair growth (face and body), irregular menstrual cycles, weight gain, and acne. The onset of symptoms can be rapid and some women experience a dramatic change in a very short time period.
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. Now in the era of COVID-19, addressing metabolic syndrome is more 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. Recent studies, including CDC Coronavirus reports, reveal the dramatic statistic of patients with metabolic syndrome are 10 times greater risk of death when they contract metabolic syndrome.
This statistic is staggering and makes now the most important time to lose weight and address the metabolic syndrome traits. 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 a lifelong dieter finally achieve and maintain an 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.