Metabolic syndrome - The deadly quartet: Insulin resistance, hypertension, obesity, dyslipidaemia
HP Petra Eich-Mylo (CH)
Definition and treatment from the perspective of conventional medicine and Ayurveda
The development of the metabolic syndrome is caused by factors such as nutrition, physical activity as well as lifestyle, social components and genetics. In particular, in industrialized countries with pressure to perform, stress, fast food and lack of exercise, the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome continues to increase. In order to prevent further weight gain in children and adolescents and to bring about a weight reduction of the affected adults, early and long-term treatment of the metabolic syndrome and prevention programs are of great necessity today and in the future.
The metabolic syndrome, a systemic complex of overweight, lipid metabolism disorder, hypertension and insulin resistance, is a direct precursor of diabetes II and a major risk factor for vascular and coronary heart disease.
In conventional medicine, metabolic syndrome cannot be treated as a whole but every single entity of it is treated with medicaments.
Ayurveda goes to the root of the pathogenesis: over nourished.
It is fascinating that it was already described in detail in the ancient Ayurvedic textbooks that over nourishment and obesity is the cause of many other diseases. I will take a detailed Ayurvedic look at the causes of metabolic syndrome, the onset of the disease, and treatment options.
The advantage of Ayurvedic therapies can be found in the holistic approach. Not only we work with the treatments on individual clinical entity but also remove the pathophysiology as a whole.
Under the condition of a good compliance of the patient, the Ayurvedic measures can be used to normalize all values.