Metabolic syndrome is becoming more and more common within adults across the United States. It’s noted as a wide range of conditions that can occur individually or simultaneously, some of the more notorious being: high blood sugar, being overweight, high blood pressure, and irregular levels of triglyceride or cholesterol. While experiencing one of these conditions may not lead to metabolic syndrome, it may increase the risk of developing severe medical conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.
The Wellness Makeover Doctor in Mesa, Arizona aims to help all of our patients live their best lives from risk of metabolic syndrome and severe medical conditions therein through metabolic and functional medicine. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and take the next step towards a happier, healthier future!
What causes metabolic syndrome?
Oftentimes, metabolic syndrome can be traced to being overweight, obese, or highly inactive. It may also be linked to insulin resistance, a condition where cells within the body struggle to receive glucose from food broken down by the digestive system. Some risk factors that may increase the likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome include:
- Type 2 diabetes
- Other medical conditions including sleep apnea, polycystic ovary syndrome, or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
How can we treat metabolic syndrome at its core and prevent more severe medical conditions?
Dr. Markison possesses unparalleled nutrition and dietary expertise that can help you maintain a healthy weight and decrease your risk for high blood sugar, hypertension, high cholesterol, and others that may lead to metabolic syndrome or other severe medical conditions like heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
We are also proud to offer bio-identical hormone replacement therapy as a means of targeting the root cause of metabolic syndrome: a hormonal imbalance. Hormones are what help our bodies perform healthily, and as we age, hormonal levels gradually decline. This may lead to a variety of symptoms like weight gain, trouble sleeping, and more. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is an advanced approach that utilizes hormones reflective of those naturally found in the body to restore levels and optimize your health and wellness in the process. This advanced metabolic and functional medicine can safely and effectively treat the root cause of metabolic syndrome – rather than simply treating the symptoms – to help you lead a happier, healthier life.
Learn more about metabolic and functional medicine!
Led by Dr. Laura Markison, a fully licensed naturopathic medical practitioner, The Wellness Makeover Doctor in Mesa, Arizona is your leading destination for the most advanced solutions toward graceful, happier living including metabolic and functional medicine. Dr. Markison and her team specialize in holistic and integrative approaches, treating the person as a whole and effectively addressing the cause rather than simply remedying the symptoms. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and explore which of our wellness makeover solutions are right for you. We can’t wait to hear from you!