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Insulin Resistance Treatments


The treatment of metabolic syndrome involves two parts:

  • Treatment of underlying causes
  • Treatment of specific metabolic abnormality

Treatment of Underlying Causes

  • Reducing excess weight by at least 10% in the next 6 to 12 months
  • Increasing physical activity to 30-60 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise four or more days per week
  • Lowering blood pressure to below 130/85 mmHg with diet, exercise, and possibly medication
  • Improving triglyceride and HDL cholesterol levels through diet, exercise, and possibly medication

Treatment of Specific Metabolic Abnormality

  • High blood pressure—treated with medications (eg, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists)
  • Insulin resistance—treated with medications (eg, metformin , thiazolidinediones)
    • Exercise may also help to reduce insulin resistance.
  • High blood lipids—treated medications (eg, statins, ezetimibe , fibrates, nicotinic acid)
  • Clotting tendency—treated with low dose aspirin , especially in those with moderate to high cardiovascular risk

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2024 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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