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Metabolic Syndrome Profile

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More About Metabolic Syndrome Profile

Metabolic syndrome is a set of cardiovascular risk factors that includes: central abdominal obesity, a decreased ability to process glucose (increased blood glucose and/or insulin resistance), dyslipidaemia, and hypertension. Patients who have this syndrome have been shown to be at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and/or type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a common condition.
It is estimated that around 25% of adults in the Western World have metabolic syndrome. It can affect anyone at any age, but it is most frequently seen in those who are significantly overweight - with most of their excess fat in the central abdominal area - and physically inactive.

Total Cholesterol
Total cholesterol and it’s sub groups HDL, LDL and Triglycerides (TG) are used in evaluating heart disease risk.
These tests are useful in the assessment of healthy individuals as well as in patients who have heart disease or have other risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure or diabetes. They are also used to monitor treatment with lipid lowering drugs.

Glucose
Blood glucose levels are also known as blood sugar.
Test is required if there are symptoms suggesting hyperglycaemia (high blood glucose) or hypoglycemia, or if you are diabetic. Also requested during pregnancy.

Glycosylated Haemoglobin (HbA1c)
Glycosylated haemoglobin. To aid diagnosis and monitor a person’s diabetes and to help treatment decisions.

Insulin
Insulin is a hormone that is produced and stored in the beta cells of the pancreas. Insulin is required to regulate blood glucose levels and plays a role in controlling the levels of carbohydrates and fats stored in the body.

Uric acid
Uric acid is produced by the breakdown of nitrogen-containing compounds found in the body in substances such as nucleic acids (DNA, RNA). They enter the circulation from digestion of certain foods, drinks (alcoholic beverages like beer and wine) or from normal breakdown and turnover of cells in the body. Most uric acid is removed by the kidneys and disposed of in the urine.
Excess uric acid can cause the condition called gout – an inflammation that occurs in joints when crystals derived from uric acid form in the joint fluid. Excess uric acid can also lead to kidney disease, as a result of deposition in the kidneys or kidney stone formation, as a result of increased urinary excretion.

hsCRP
C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein in the blood that increases with inflammation. Atherosclerosis (fatty build-up in artery walls) is also an inflammatory process. However, the inflammation from atherosclerosis is a low level of long-term inflammation that produces only small amounts of CRP. Therefore, the test requires higher sensitivity than previous tests in order to detect the small increases of CRP. Thus, this test is known as high-sensitivity CRP or hs-CRP.

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH), T3, T4
TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyrotropin) blood test which screens for and diagnoses thyroid disorders; monitors treatment of hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism.
T3 and T4 are hormones produced by the thyroid gland . The thyroid gland is found in the neck, in front of the windpipe. T3 makes up less than 10% of what we call thyroid hormone, while T4 makes up the rest. T3, however, is about four times as strong as T4, and is thought to cause most, if not all, the effects of thyroid hormones.
Thyroid hormones help regulate the body’s metabolism (how the body functions) and are also related to fertility.

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Exams


Total Cholesterol

HDL Cholesterol

LDL Cholesterol

Triglycerides

Glucose

Glycosylated Haemoglobin HbA1c

Insulin

Uric Acid

hsCRP

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

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