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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with metabolic syndrome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) anxious mood (1)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (8 evaluations)
Side effects
bipolar depressive episodes excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite hyperness 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2) fatigue (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
weight gain
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
feels like i am suffocating
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2) anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with metabolic syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has metabolic syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 13
30s 33
40s 67
50s 75
60s 42
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 27
30-39 years 27
40-49 years 25
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

79% Female
21% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 146
Not Diagnosed 21

These charts show data from metabolic syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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