Metabolic Syndrome

Learn the basics of this little-known syndrome that occurs predominantly in overweight and sedentary individuals, and is linked to a number of cardiac risk factors.

Symptoms of the Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome Symptoms including weakness, dizziness, and ravenous, hunger. These can happen just an hour or two after eating.


Have you ever started a healthy new eating regimen, but within just days, even hours, you already feel like your body is just screaming to be fed?

I'm Dr. Caroline Cederquist, giving you The Skinny on Your Health.

We're talking about acute physical symptoms including weakness, lightheadedness, and ravenous, hunger--just an hour or two after eating!

A normally functioning body wouldn't be so hungry again so soon. If you're having these strong physical reactions, you probably have the Metabolic Syndrome, a condition that actually changes the way the body functions, making it more efficient at gaining and storing fat.

Even worse, it puts those affected at much higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

While the Metabolic Syndrome is becoming more and more common, it's not normal, and it needs to be corrected.

The good news is that dietary adjustments can usually do the job without medications. Specifically, with an insulin-lowering diet, people can reverse the metabolic syndrome and train their bodies to function properly again, then go on to safe, effective weight loss.

Written By bistroMD Team. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on June 18, 2019.


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