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Metabolic Syndrome: Lowering Your Heart Disease Risk

For people with metabolic syndrome, the risk of developing heart disease can be a concern. Here’s how you can help keep your heart healthy:

Control high blood pressure. One symptom of metabolic syndrome in adults is when one or both blood pressure numbers are high. Blood pressure numbers of 130/80 mm Hg or higher are considered high blood pressure, or hypertension. To keep your numbers down:

  • Lose weight, if needed.

  • Limit saturated fat, salt, and cholesterol in your diet.

  • Get regular exercise.

  • Don't drink too much alcohol.

  • Take any prescribed medicine as directed.

Keep your cholesterol in check. Having high blood cholesterol raises the risk for heart disease. High levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol or triglycerides are risk factors. It’s possible to have only a low level of HDL (“good”) cholesterol. This alone can lead to heart disease.

Take medicines to lower cholesterol or triglycerides as prescribed. The same steps that help control blood pressure can help keep cholesterol and triglycerides in line.

Control your blood pressure. Blood sugar that is near the upper limit of normal (elevated) is a common part of metabolic syndrome. The same steps that help control blood pressure can help keep your blood glucose under control.

Online Medical Reviewer: Marianne Fraser MSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Raymond Kent Turley BSN MSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Robert Hurd MD
Date Last Reviewed: 11/1/2018
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  • COVID-19 information for the community. Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms? Call (402)815-7425 (SICK). Learn More.

Named one of the top 100 community hospitals in the nation, Methodist Fremont Health serves the health care needs of people living in Dodge and surrounding counties. At Methodist Fremont Health we have 900 employees and 200 volunteers. There are more than 100 physicians on the active medical staff, with nearly 30 employed by Methodist Fremont Health.