Metabolic Syndrome2017-02-11T20:52:48+00:00
Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome consists of a group of risk factors that increase your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.  These risk factors are often found in women who have PCOS.  You may have metabolic syndrome if you have at least three of the following risk factors: large waistline; high triglyceride level; low HDL cholesterol level; high blood pressure; high fasting blood glucose.  At Chapel Hill Gynecology, a routine physical examination and screening blood work may determine that you have metabolic syndrome, and appropriate preventive measures can be undertaken.