What are the signs and symptoms of metabolic syndrome?

Updated: Mar 29, 2017
  • Author: Stanley S Wang, JD, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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Answer

Clinical manifestations of metabolic syndrome include the following:

  • Hypertension

  • Hyperglycemia

  • Hypertriglyceridemia

  • Reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C)

  • Abdominal obesity

  • Chest pain or shortness of breath: Suggesting the rise of cardiovascular and other complications

  • Acanthosis nigricans, hirsutism, peripheral neuropathy, and retinopathy: In patients with insulin resistance and hyperglycemia or with diabetes mellitus

  • Xanthomas or xanthelasmas: In patients with severe dyslipidemia

See Clinical Presentation for more details.


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