Metabolic Syndrome - Here's what you can do about it.

Jul 27, 2023

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Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X, is a collection of interrelated conditions that heighten the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and other health complications. This blog post delves into the key components of metabolic syndrome and the steps you can take to reduce your risk. Remember, the power to take control of your health lies in your hands.

Understanding Metabolic Syndrome:

Metabolic syndrome encompasses several critical conditions, including:

  1. Abdominal obesity: Excess fat around the waistline (central or abdominal obesity) is a key factor in metabolic syndrome. Men with a waist circumference of 40 inches or more and women with a waist circumference of 35 inches or more are at higher risk.

  2. High blood pressure: Blood pressure reading of 130/85 mm Hg or higher is considered high. Hypertension increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other complications.

  3. High blood sugar levels: Fasting blood sugar level of 100 mg/dL or higher indicates impaired glucose tolerance or prediabetes. Untreated, this can progress to type 2 diabetes.

  4. High triglyceride levels: Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. Levels of 150 mg/dL or higher are considered high and can contribute to the plaque buildup in the arteries.

  5. Low HDL cholesterol: HDL cholesterol, also known as "good" cholesterol, helps remove excess cholesterol from the bloodstream. Levels below 40 mg/dL in men and 50 mg/dL in women are considered low

Taking Charge of Your Health:

Metabolic syndrome is often associated with obesity, physical inactivity, poor diet, insulin resistance, and genetics. Medical professionals diagnose it when at least three of the aforementioned conditions are present. Reducing symptoms to two or less significantly decreases the risk of metabolic syndrome.

Your waistline is a significant indicator of metabolic syndrome risk. Men with a waist circumference of 40 inches or more and women with a waist circumference of 35 inches or more should be especially mindful. Remember to consult your doctor for personalized health concerns.

This medical information was provided by Tylmen's Medical Advisor, Dr. Ken Okafor.

Tylmen Digital Fit ID (TFID): A Solution to Reduce Waistline

Tylmen offers a cutting-edge solution to track your body measurements conveniently from your smartphone. Your chest, waist, and hip measurements are securely stored on your phone with timestamps using the Tylmen mobile app. Use Tylmen to set and monitor your waistline goal, supporting you on your journey to improved health.


Embrace the uniqueness of your body measurements, as they are an integral part of your identity. With the Tylmen Digital Fit ID (TFID), you hold the power to take charge of your health, safeguarding yourself from potential risks. Whether it's for health purposes or finding that perfect fit while shopping, TFID serves as a valuable tool at your disposal. Remember, you are incredible just the way you are, and you have the ability to shape your health and well-being for the better.

Yours Truly,

Lloyd A. Yates, MBA