Metabolic health looks beyond obesity, carbs, protein, sugar, or calories. It is a combination of a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health with the ideal being a metabolism that functions properly.
For each area, doctors and scientists have determined a range considered normal for most people. Then, during exams and lab work, your results are compared to the normal ranges to track how your body is doing. It’s a more complete snapshot of your body beyond your weight.
That snapshot may show that your body is out of balance in these five factors. The imbalance is evidence of metabolic syndrome. The definition is "a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. These conditions include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, brain function, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels." (Mayo Clinic.)
If you are worried your struggle is unique, here are some statistics to note:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found in a recent study that 34% of Americans are affected by metabolic syndrome.
The study reported that the prevalence of metabolic syndrome was highest among adults aged 60 years and older (41%), followed by those aged 40-59 years (35%), and finally those aged 20-39 years (27%).
The same study found that evidence of metabolic syndrome was higher among men (37%) than women (31%).
You are not alone.
The most effective and long-term treatment plan involves making lifestyle changes such as:
However, if your doctor determines these changes are not bringing about enough improvement, they might suggest medications to help control your symptoms.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU WORK WITH A CHIROPRACTOR FOR SLOW METABOLISM
Working with a chiropractor who focuses on your overall wellness will probably be different than you expect. Our team works with you to create a metabolic plan to maximize all your treatments. This plan may include gentle adjustments to correct subluxations and misalignments with the goal of allowing your nervous system to function at peak efficiency. You will experience less pain and better mobility during and after the strategic regimen.
Our chiropractor will discuss important metabolic factors, such as:
We look at the whole picture, so you will have less pain, better balance and mobility, and a better overall quality of life. Our practice utilizes data, and we treat the underlying problems instead of only the symptoms, no matter your age.
Turn your frustration into finding help for slow metabolism with Klamath Falls Chiropractic in Klamath Falls, OR.
Metabolic syndrome could point to an issue with your nervous system that is preventing the right signals from being sent throughout your body. Ignoring these signs can have serious risk factors for your overall health: stroke, heart attack, diabetes, depression, cancer, inflammation, skin complications, brain function, and other diseases.