4 Guide for Men Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

Posted on February 17, 2012


For the men, the accumulation of fat around the abdominal area is one of the signal threat of metabolic syndrome – a condition that indicates a greater risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.

Metabolic syndrome override at least one third of men and a quarter of women over the age of 50 years. This condition is a signal that a person is diagnosed twice the risk of heart disease and five times greater risk of diabetes.

Diagnosis of metabolic syndrome can be enforced when a person has at least three of five risk factors like high blood pressure, HDL (good cholesterol) is low, high blood triglycerides, high blood sugar and a large amount of abdominal fat. The cause is poor diet, less exercise, excess weight and genetic.

Lifestyle modification is the main pillar in the management of metabolic syndrome through increased exercise, stop bad habits such as smoking or consuming alcohol, changes in food consumption patterns and habits.

Here are some precautions you can take to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome, especially in the Adam:

– As soon as they undergo medical treatment of erectile dysfunction

In some cases, men with metabolic syndrome have what is sometimes called impotence or erectile dysfunction and low testosterone levels in the body.

“These conditions precede the metabolic syndrome and may be an early warning sign,” says Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh, director of the division of urology at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.

– Check the prostate

A 2007 study published in the journal Cancer found that black men with prostate cancer are more likely to have one or two metabolic syndrome risk factors. While black men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than other ethnic groups. Researchers believe that there is a relationship between prostate cancer and metabolic syndrome for everyone.

– Fixed being optimistic

A 2008 study found that men who have no expectations when asked about his future (although not diagnosed with depression) were twice as likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome. Researchers indicated, feelings of hopelessness may also raise levels of cortisol (stress hormone) and increased inflammation in the body, both of which have been associated with risk factors for the development of metabolic syndrome.

“Individuals with feelings of hopelessness may be obtained relief by way of therapy. By creating a positive mind, will help them make healthy lifestyle choices,” says lead researcher, Dr. Maarit Valtonen.

– Exercise and a healthy balanced diet

In a study in 2006, researchers placed a group of men with overweight and obesity to undergo a daily exercise program and a diet high in fiber, low fat diet. After three weeks, participants had slightly decreased body weight, followed by a reduction in cardiovascular risk factors and diabetes. In fact, nine of the 15 men who had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome no longer have it.

Researchers argue, make healthy lifestyle changes can have big impact on men to avoid the possibility of problems such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease later in life.