Metabolic Syndrome – What is it?
We have noted metabolic syndrome several times in our articles. However, the word "metabolic syndrome" sounds somewhat difficult to understand for many. Here, I'll explain it in a simple way for you to understand and to get healthy and live longer.
Recently, we often hear the word metabolic syndrome in the mass communications and the like. If you translate it, it means "metabolism", "catabolism", or "anabolism". You may still have hard time to understand, haven't you? It's because the word metabolism is not used generally.
None of us is the same as yesterday. Obtaining nutrients from foods and converting it to energy is necessary to sustain life. In addition, they create body components and maintain the growth of the body. This kind of work or mechanism is called "metabolism".
When the function of the metabolism becomes abnormal, we can call it as metabolic syndrome. For example, sugars and fats are converted to energy, and the excess energy is stored in the shape of fat and kept as provision for starvation.
We normally need energy of about 2,000 kcal and about 2,500 ml of water from food. Yes, we use those everyday to be active and alive. Therefore, you are consuming about 700,000 kcal and drinking about 1,000 liters of water in one year. However, do you notice that you are not so much different compare to a year ago? You are practically the same size, the same height, and the same weight. There are no significant differences with sizes, weight and appearances with our body. It is because the metabolic system is working to maintain the organisms (microorganisms) as uniform as possible.
Metabolic syndrome points to a state where stability of metabolism has been broken. This irregularity is likely caused by being obese or overweight, and unable to maintain the body's fat and sugar. Furthermore, a disordered metabolic system can have adverse effect like high blood pressure.
Too much eating and insufficient exercise can trigger insulin resistance (also a form of metabolic syndrome) because of accumulated excess body fats and can also lead to diabetes, increased cholesterol amount in the body, heart diseases and other heart or blood related problems.
In other words, the common causes of metabolic syndrome are more likely due to physical inactivity and too much caloric intake.
Let us drink proper quantity of water everyday. Let us eat well proper diet and exercise daily. Let us do 100 steps of backward walking everyday in the morning. Let us think good and do good. Then, you can be healthy physically and mentally.
For sure, you understand METABOLIC SYNDROME very well now.