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Metabolic syndrome refers to a group of risk factors tied to being overweight or obese. These risk factors put you at increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
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Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. It is far more common than previously thought. Sleep apnea happens in all age groups and both genders, although it is more common in men. It is estimated that as many as 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. There are two types of sleep apnea: Central sleep apnea happens when the brain fails to send the app...
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn What is GERD? GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a digestive disorder. It is caused when gastric acid from your stomach flows back up into your food pipe or esophagus. Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD. What causes GERD? GERD happens when gastric acid from your stomach backs up into your food pipe or esophagus. A muscle at the bottom of the esophagus opens to let food in and closes to keep food in the stomach. This muscle is called the L...
Metabolic Syndrome Worksheet
Metabolic Syndrome Worksheet To help manage your condition, fill in the dates on which you had or will have the following tests or checkups. Lipid profile I had a lipid profile on __________. A lipid profile is a lab test that measures the amount of certain fats and cholesterol in your blood. High lipid levels can lead to a heart attack or worsen heart disease. You should have a lipid profile at least once a year. Maintain healthy levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol and HDL ("good") cholesterol. Healthy l...