Metabolic Syndrome

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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is defined as the presence of any three of the following: insulin resistance, elevated fasting blood sugar levels, elevated blood pressure, elevated triglycerides and cholesterol levels and excessive weight in the abdominal area and is a risk factor for developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Common symptoms reported by people with Metabolic Syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Metabolic Syndrome

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Fatigue (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3)

Data from patients with Metabolic Syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Metabolic Syndrome

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Agitation Anxious mood 11 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Bipolar depressive episodes Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Anxious mood (4) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Constipation
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Fatigue (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (3)

Data from patients with Metabolic Syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Mild
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Who has Metabolic Syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 12
30s 32
40s 64
50s 68
60s 35
70+ 5

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 27
30-39 years 26
40-49 years 25
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 144
Not Diagnosed 20

These charts show data from Metabolic Syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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