Metabolic Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 29, 2017
  • Author: Stanley S Wang, JD, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

How is metabolic syndrome characterized?

What are the signs and symptoms of metabolic syndrome?

What are the NHLBI and AHA diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome?

Which tests may be helpful in the evaluation of metabolic syndrome with symptoms of possible complications?

What is the initial treatment for metabolic syndrome?

Which medications are used in the treatment of metabolic syndrome?

What is metabolic syndrome?

What are the NHLBI and AHA diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome?

What is the clinical value of identifying metabolic syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome?

What causes metabolic syndrome?

What is the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the US?

What is the global prevalence of metabolic syndrome?

What are the racial predilections of metabolic syndrome?

What are the sexual predilections of metabolic syndrome?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of metabolic syndrome?

What is the prognosis of metabolic syndrome?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of metabolic syndrome?

Which physical findings are characteristic of metabolic syndrome?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of metabolic syndrome?

Workup

What are approach considerations in the workup of metabolic syndrome?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of metabolic syndrome?

What is the role of polysomnography in the workup of metabolic syndrome?

What is the role of a cardiovascular risk assessment in the workup of metabolic syndrome?

Treatment

How is metabolic syndrome treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of metabolic syndrome?

What is the role of CPAP therapy in the treatment of metabolic syndrome?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with metabolic syndrome?

How are LDL-C and HDL-C levels managed in metabolic syndrome?

How are elevated triglycerides treated in metabolic syndrome?

How is hyperglycemia treated in metabolic syndrome?

How are cardiovascular complications of metabolic syndrome prevented?

What is the role of complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of metabolic syndrome?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of metabolic syndrome?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of metabolic syndrome?

What are the AHA-ASA guidelines on stroke prevention in patients with metabolic syndrome?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of metabolic syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Antiplatelet Agents, Cardiovascular are used in the treatment of Metabolic Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Lipid-Lowering Agents, Non-Statin are used in the treatment of Metabolic Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Lipid-lowering Agents, Non-Statin are used in the treatment of Metabolic Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs) are used in the treatment of Metabolic Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class ACE Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Metabolic Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Lipid-Lowering Agents, Statins are used in the treatment of Metabolic Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Antidiabetics, Thiazolidinediones are used in the treatment of Metabolic Syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Antidiabetics, Biguanides are used in the treatment of Metabolic Syndrome?