Syndrome X. Metabolic Syndrome: Symptoms

The imbalances in the metabolism of glucose (sugar) are increasingly frequent diets rich in sugars and fats and by the greater degree of sedentism. In many cases a disglicemia (alteration of normal levels of blood sugar) in continuous time can cause problems of insulin resistance and degenerate type II diabetes and / or syndrome X.

Syndrome X is the term used for a group of symptoms whose underlying cause is considered to insulin resistance. It is characterized by the presence of two or more of the following six symptoms: obesity, glucose intolerance, hyperinsulinemia, high triglycerides, low high density lipoprotein (HDL), high blood pressure. Syndrome X causes a gradual loss of insulin sensitivity by insulin receptors, decreasing the transport capacity of glucose into cells for use as energy.

Eventually, the pancreas secretes more and more insulin in an effort to control sugar levels in the blood, causing abnormally high levels of insulin in the blood that can alter blood circulation and increase the risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease and stroke .

Along with diet and exercise, supplements are also useful for improving insulin activity.

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