Metabolic syndrome or Syndrome X is a multifaceted syndrome common in the general population. It is more common in men than in women. A large proportion of the adult population of industrialized countries develops metabolic syndrome, caused by genetic, hormonal and lifestyle factors such as obesity, physical inactivity and certain excess nutrients. This disease is characterized by clustering of insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia, and is often associated with dyslipidemia (atherogenic plasma lipid profile), essential hypertension, abdominal (visceral) obesity, glucose intolerance or non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and increased risk of cardiovascular events. . Blood coagulation abnormalities (higher plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 and fibrinogen levels), hyperuricemia and microalbuminuria have also been found in metabolic syndrome X. This review summarizes the current knowledge of abnormalities in this syndrome. Each risk factor is reviewed and possible criteria for diagnosis and therapeutic goals are discussed. Because patients with metabolic syndrome X accumulate cardiac risk factors, they should receive special attention in terms of diagnosis and treatment.

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BeterKliniek is the clinic for Integrative Medicine that bridges regular and non-regular medicine.

An van Veen (physician) and Michael van Gils (therapist) look for the cause of a condition or disease. That is where the treatment starts otherwise, as people often say, it is 'carrying water to the sea'. We call this cause medicine. Sometimes it is also desirable to treat the symptoms (at the same time). We call this symptom medicine.

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