Are You at risk? Diabetes is an epidemic don’t let it gain strength on you!
Metabolic syndrome is a multifaceted syndrome with an unclear treatment and is defined by a cluster of symptoms and conditions that indicate poor cardiovascular health and increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
The delicate relationship between insulin sensitivity and glucose is key for understanding metabolism. Glucose is a simple sugar that is the building block of most carbohydrates. When there are high glucose levels in the blood, the body will release insulin from the pancreas, which in turn alerts cells in the liver, fat, and muscle to absorb the glucose from the blood, returning to a stable glucose level while also providing the body with energy.
Dr. Lily Rodriguez, Diabetologist, Suraksha Diabetes and Multispecialty Hospital, Hyderabad uses an InBody 270. She believes the epidemic emerging at a very fast rate among the individuals from the software industry. It has become now a lifestyle disorder rather than a genetic or hormonal disorder. This all stemming from the Stress, sedentary lifestyle, irregular meals, irregular sleep, prompting up such disorders to creep in our lives. Recent trends show that people in their 20's, especially from the software industry are being diagnosed with this disease more often. Thus, scientific data is required to show the patients where the problem areas are, and what are the steps needed to be taken.
Although it differs for every individual, reports suggest that central obesity, as measured by waist circumference, is the most significant driver of risk over time. Body composition is a useful tool for understanding your personal risk by assessing your fat and muscle. It isn’t only your waist number only but what makes it up also. Many studies have related that the visceral, or deep abdominal fat, is a key indicator for risk of metabolic syndrome and was found to be directly correlated to the onset of metabolic syndrome. This is due to the relationship between fat cells and the metabolic cycle. To sum it up fat around the abs is an important risk factor!
Another major area is the lean mass area to focus on is your lean mass, increased muscle mass reduces insulin resistance, and serves as a protective effect for avoiding both metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
To prevent metabolic syndrome from creeping into our lives, focus can be on minimizing visceral fat to maximize lean mass which further leads to weight loss. A healthy nutritious diet as well as hydration is also equally important, as well as hydration.
Awareness is a major key here; Body composition analysis can play a pivotal role in understanding of your own body recognizing the risks one might be putting themselves on to unknowingly and acting on it.