Metabolic Syndrome Specialist

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Quality Chiropractic

Chiropractors located in Falls Church, VA

The chiropractors at Quality Chiropractic help patients from in and around Falls Church, Virginia maintain their health and wellbeing by treating and preventing metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic Syndrome

What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is the collection of factors that indicate an increased risk of developing serious health conditions including heart disease. Metabolic refers to the normal function of all of the body’s systems, not just the rate at which a person uses energy. The five risk factors included in metabolic syndrome include:

  • Large waist measurements
  • High triglyceride levels
  • High fasting blood sugar
  • Low HDL cholesterol
  • High blood pressure

What are the symptoms of metabolic syndrome?

Unfortunately, the risk factors of metabolic syndrome do not produce many obvious symptoms. The most physically obvious symptom is a person’s waist measurement. According to the Heart Foundation, men’s waists should measure 37 inches or less and women should be 31.5 inches or less (pregnant women are an exception to this guideline.) A sign of having high fasting blood sugar levels is being pre-diabetic or having diabetes. However, high blood pressure and triglyceride and HDL cholesterol levels don’t present obvious symptoms and the only way to measure these factors is through blood work.

Can I treat or prevent metabolic syndrome?

Living a healthy, active life is the best way to prevent developing metabolic syndrome in the first place. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins helps to maintain high levels of functionality. It’s also important to exercise regularly. Adults are recommended to exercise at moderate levels for at least 30 minutes 5 times a week, although more may be necessary if you’re trying to lose weight. Adults are also advised to avoid tobacco products and to manage their stress levels. However, in some cases, people may be genetically predisposed to developing these conditions and may need to be more diligent in their self-care or seek medical support. The chiropractors at Quality Chiropractic are dedicated to helping their patients to live their healthiest lives and provide a number of services and counseling to help patients make better choices to reduce their risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

Insurance

Most insurance plans are accepted at our chiropractic offices. We accept auto accident, workers compensation, personal injury cases that have resulted in back pain, neck pain, headaches, or other related pain conditions. We also accept most health insurance plans, including Medicare. Because there are so many insurance plans out there, and because coverage for chiropractic care varies widely, please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Before you start a chiropractic care plan, our staff would be happy to verify your benefits and explain them to you at no charge.

Aetna
BCBS
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
Medicare
Optum
United Healthcare