What is the Metabolic Syndrome Screening
Metabolic Syndrome (MS) Screening is a pack of tests which indicate the presence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, which are associated with the metabolic syndrome.
The pack includes the following tests: blood glucose, insulin, HOMA index, glycated haemoglobin, HDL, LDL and total cholesterol, triglycerides, blood uric acid, homocysteine and microalbuminuria.
What is the metabolic syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a complex clinical condition characterised by the simultaneous presence of multiple risk factors:
- Abdominal obesity (waist measurement >94 cm in men, >80 cm in women)
- Glucose intolerance (basal blood glucose >100 mg/dl)
- Hypertension (>140/90 mmHg)
- Hypertriglyceridaemia (>150 mg/dl)
- High cholesterol (>200 mg/dl)
- Raised uric acid
Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
The recommended treatment, always with the assistance of a nutritionist, involves undertaking regular, moderate physical activity, following a balanced diet, and changing some lifestyle factors, for example by stopping smoking.
How is metabolic syndrome screening carried out?
Metabolic Syndrome Screening requires a collection of venous blood and a morning urine sample.
Where is Metabolic Syndrome Screening done?
Metabolic Syndrome Screening can be carried out in all Lifebrain centres. Find your nearest Lifebrain centre on www.lifebrain.it
Who is intended for?
Metabolic Syndrome Screening is intended for people who are:
- asymptomatic and wish to screen for the concomitant presence of multiple risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome;
- overweight and/or have high blood pressure and wish to screen for the concomitant presence of multiple risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome.