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Metabolic Syndrome

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Sometimes type 2 diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure can all develop in the same person and this is known as the Metabolic Syndrome. Having any one of the conditions may be damaging to blood vessels but having all three together is very high risk and needs to be managed carefully.


Treating Metabolic Syndrome

Our specialists are not just focussed on management of type 2 diabetes but will also provide holistic advice and treatment for obesity and high blood pressure. We recognise the importance of managing these conditions together and not in isolation. If you have metabolic syndrome you can feel confident that you will have access to the latest and best medications to help manage different aspects of your condition. You will have the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of different medications to treat both your diabetes and obesity and also discuss options for weight loss surgery, if needed (see bariatric medicine). You may also benefit from spending time with our expert dietitian who will provide advice around your diet and how small changes can make a difference.