Metabolic Syndrome Treatments Eagle River AK
Anchorage Psychiatric Consulting
Psychiatry & Psychology
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most insurance plans in Alaska provide coverage for psychiatric services. Please check with your carrier for information specific to your policy.
Residency Training: University of Washington Hospitals Program, Seattle WA
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, 1985
Member Organizations: American Psychiatric Association American Medical Association American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Awards: Guide to America's Top Psychiatrists, Consumers Research Council -- 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill -- 1993
Languages Spoken: English
Huffman Family Dentistry
Dentistry & Orthodontics
Medical School: Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766
Graduation Year: 1984
AA Specialty Health Center
Ophthalmic Associates PC
Eagle River, AK
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What Is Metabolic Syndrome?
If you are eating a healthy diet and exercising, and are STILL not able to lose weight or are gaining, it may not be your fault. According to current estimates, at least 25% of adults and 1 in 8 children have " metabolic syndrome ". Overeating and inactivity are the main culprits. Metabolic syndrome is caused by the body's inability to use insulin efficiently, and the hallmark of the condition is an excess of abdominal fat. Patients also have two or more related conditions, including high blood pressure, low levels of good cholesterol, high levels of fats called triglycerides, and high blood sugar. Many have diabetes already, or will have it in their future.
A recent report by one of the country's largest prescription benefits managers, Medco Health Solutions, found that metabolic syndrome accounts for $4 of every $10 spent on prescription drugs for adults.
The syndrome was once called Syndrome X and was first recognized about 40 years ago. But, the term "metabolic syndrome" was not widely used until the past decade. The first international symposium on the syndrome was held in April 2005 in Berlin.
New guidelines from the International Diabetes Federation are being reviewed by health agencies worldwide to standardize the criteria for diagnosing the condition and to help family doctors to spot the syndrome and begin treatment early.
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Many people have minor (or major) medical conditions, and can still take part in a weight loss program, if supervised closely. However, the staff, even if it is a nurse or doctor on staff at a weight loss company, may not detect metabolic syndrome. It's probably advisable to get some tests done by your family physician first, to determine if you have it. Then, think about using a medically supervised weight loss program. Obviously, a rapid weight loss diet, fad diet or celebrity of the month diet may not be the best choice here. A do-it-yourself diet plan may not be appropriate also.
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