Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome, a condition that may lead to heart disease and diabetes, can be simple and inexpensive or complicated and expensive. Metabolic syndrome is defined by five criteria, having any three of these criteria qualifies for the diagnosis:
- elevated blood sugar (>100 mg/dl),
- blood pressure (>130/85),
- triglycerides (>150 mg/dl),
- waist circumference (over 40 inches for men and 35 inches for women measured at the level of the belly button)
- low LDL (<40 mg/dl for men , <50 mg/dl for women).
A conventional primary care physician who may not believe that a patient will follow a program of dietary and lifestyle changes could theoretically prescribe 5 separate drugs if a person meets the criteria above. This would be an expensive treatment for the patient because they would instantly have 5 new co-pays for the medications which could be several hundred extra dollars per month or more. This treatment plan would not likely involve many dietary changes thereby guaranteeing the ongoing need for medications. But there is a cheaper way and a way that can lead to life without the need for medications if a person is willing to make lifestyle and dietary changes. In fact medical studies show that these changes can work better than medications and are sustainable.
The simple and inexpensive treatment for Metabolic Syndrome involves buying healthy foods which is far less expensive than medications. We have to buy food anyway. The best diet for this condition is the Mediterranean diet and simple exercise like walking. To hear exactly how our program works from a successful patient, please see our two part video under success stories. Your medical co-pays and deductibles are going to continue to go up since this is the national trend. So why not save money and be healthy at the same time by starting a medically proven treatment for Metabolic Syndrome and call us today.