Some medical conditions exhibit symptoms that are very recognizable, making those conditions faster and easier to diagnose and begin treatment. But what if you’re exhibiting symptoms of a disorder that seem like they’re common day-to-day maladies? This can make disorders like PCOS, a prevalent, long-term disorder, harder to diagnose and treat. What’s worse, sometimes the symptoms of PCOS can cause additional, serious risk factors for patients.
Metabolic syndrome, sometimes called Syndrome X, is not really a disease. It’s actually a cluster of risk factors. Taken together they can raise your chance for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. I have read recent research that the syndrome can double your chances of developing heart disease and increase five-fold the likelihood you will develop diabetes.