Patient Care

Metabolic Syndrome

Doctor With Female PatientDo you have high blood pressure, carry excess weight around your middle, or have you been told you have high blood sugar or high LDL cholesterol levels?  There's a possibility that you could have Metabolic Syndrome. While no one single factor necessarily means you have this syndrome, if you have one or more of these indicators, it could be evidence that you are at a higher risk.

National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) announced that three of its Chicago area NUHS Whole Health Centers (Lombard, Aurora and Chicago), will offer a special intervention program for those who have or suspect they may have Metabolic Syndrome.

Metabolic Syndrome is a name for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk for coronary artery disease, stroke, and type II diabetes. It is a growing concern for many Americans, and affects approximately 47 million people.

Metabolic Syndrome can be a concern when a patient has a combination of two or more of the following symptoms:

  • Diabetes, glucose intolerance or insulin resistance
  • High blood pressure
  • Abdominal obesity
  • Chronic low-grade inflammation
  • Blood coagulation abnormalities
  • Elevated levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) and uric acid

NUHS clinicians have designed a special program combining lab tests, diet, exercise, nutritional and botanical supplements, as well as acupuncture and chiropractic care, designed to treat Metabolic Syndrome. The treatment program addresses the major internal imbalances contributing to the syndrome, and promotes lifestyle changes that may prevent patients from developing serious chronic diseases associated with the syndrome.

Dr. David Parish, Dean of Clinics at NUHS, says: "This program gives people the tools needed to prevent and/or reverse serious health disorders that can result from Metabolic Syndrome. Oftentimes, aggressive lifestyle changes coupled with better diet and nutrition can dramatically decrease a patient's risk.  Natural and conservative care can support and accelerate these positive changes. We also identify those patients who may need pharmaceutical intervention or more intensive medical screening for cardio-vascular or endocrine disorders."

If you would like to join the program, or have an initial consultation with a NUHS whole health care physician, call 630-629-9664 for an appointment or more information.

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