Metabolic Syndrome: Diabetes, Obesity and Fatigue
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Metabolic Syndrome: Diabetes, Obesity and Fatigue

Metabolic Syndrome affects nearly one third of all adults putting them at a greater risk for heart attack, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Individuals with metabolic syndrome generally live a sedentary lifestyle and have poor dietary habits.

What Is Metabolic Syndrome?
If an individual has 3 of these 5 risk factors they have metabolic syndrome

  • High Blood Pressure:  Systolic >130 and Diastolic > that 85

  • Excess Fat Around The Waist:  Men with a waist of 40 inches and women 35 inches

  • High Blood Sugar:  Fasting blood sugar > 100; HbA1c > 5.5

  • High Triglycerides: Triglycerides above 150mg/dl

  • Low high-density lipoprotein  (HDL):  Men <40mg/dl; women < 50mg/dl

Why Is It So Common?
There are several factors that can lead to Metabolic Syndrome. To begin with we need to address the Standard American Diet. This is very high in high fructose corn syrup, trans fats, hidden sugars, refined carbohydrates, gluten and refined vegetable oils.

We also have to address all the environmental toxins that we are exposed to. These include BPA from plastics, pesticides, phthalates and heavy metals.

It has also been argued that our food is much less nutrient dense coupled with the amount of processed foods we consume creating deficiencies in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids.

Chronic stress whether is emotional, physical or environmental can lead to increase in cortisol levels which in the long term can cause blood sugar abnormalities as well as it can affect the permeability of the gut.

Ultimately this makes us more fatigued leading to a lifestyle that is more sedentary but eventually can impact normal sleep patterns.

What Happens When Our Cells Become Resistant To Insulin?

The main job of insulin is to deliver sugar to our cells to produce energy. When insulin becomes elevated due to the dietary, environmental, physiological and psychological factors mentioned above the cells become resistant to insulin and glucose or the blood sugar elevates in our blood stream.
When insulin resistance occurs this will not only impair glucose metabolism and elevate blood sugar, which is extremely inflammatory to the body and brain but it will also affect blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglycerides and obesity. It can even lead to hormonal issues, PCOS, and liver disease.

Dr. Michael Veselak, D.C.

Dr. Michael Veselak, D.C. has been practicing Chiropractic care in Camarillo, California for over 33 years. Throughout his experience, Dr. Veselak has recognized the importance of treating each patient based on their condition rather than their symptoms. In recent years, Dr. Michael Veselak has become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, allowing him to evaluate each patient neurologically and metabolically, as well as from a chiropractic standpoint. In doing so, Dr. Veselak has seen tremendous success in his patients suffering from chronic conditions such as Peripheral Neuropathy, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Problems, and Thyroid Disorders. Using state-of-the-art technology, such a Cold Laser, Hako-Med, Spinal Decompression, Vibration Therapy and Brain-based exercises, Dr. Michael Veselak has witnessed profound effects with various chronic conditions. It is his mission to leave no stone unturned in getting to the root cause of your pain, rather than merely treating the symptoms with medications. If you or someone you know is suffering from a chronic condition, please contact Dr. Michael Veselak at (805) 482-0723.

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