Every century has its own diseases. Whereas previously poverty and poor hygiene were dangerous, the company’s prosperity today’s undoing.

According to estimates suffer in the industrialized countries about twenty-five percent of the population in the metabolic syndrome. Austria is in the range of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases in the EU-wide section of the front. Currently, some fifty percent of the Austrian population are considered obese. Poor nutrition and insufficient exercise are the main causes of these alarming statistics.

What is metabolic syndrome?

As metabolic syndrome refers to the common occurrence of obesity, dyslipidemia, glucose metabolism and hypertension. These four diseases are among the new diseases of civilization, which arose out of the prosperity and abundance in our society. They have common causes and can reinforce each other in the worst case.Obesity suggests an excessive accumulation of fat in the human body. When fed on time more energy than it consumes, accumulates excess fat in the body. Be particularly at risk for the disease in the metabolic syndrome are overweight men of the so-called “apple type”. They recognize the greatly increased abdominal girth.


The lipid metabolism includes all processes in the body that are involved in the uptake, conversion of the material and the breakdown of fat. Metabolic disorders in this have a negative effect on the entire body.A disorder of glucose metabolism appears to be high glucose levels in blood plasma. By overeating, we take too much sugar leads to us, which in turn conveyed to increased secretion of the hormone insulin, which is sugar into the cells. An excess of insulin leads to a decreased sensitivity towards the cell to the hormone and then the sugar from the body no longer sufficiently processed. The blood pressure is a healthy person at rest at 120 to 80th These blood pressure values reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Hypertensive strain the cardiovascular system and is often associated with obesity. Depending on the elevation is spoken by a mild to severe high blood pressure.

Causes of disease

Among the causes of the disease include poor diet and physical inactivity. Often occur in conjunction with the metabolic syndrome atherosclerotic vascular diseases such as heart attack or stroke on. Other side effects are gallstones, gout, fatty liver and musculoskeletal disorders.Particularly negative effect of smoking in association with the disease. The metabolic syndrome creeps slowly into the body. Improper diet and lack of exercise him are paving the way. The first symptoms are often ignored or denied until it is too late. Overweight has serious consequences for the body, the excess fat can become fat slowly other tissues and organs. By the excess of food and the metabolism gets out of hand, what drives the blood sugar and blood pressure in the air. All factors together constitute a serious disease that can be a cause of heart attack or stroke.

Treatment of the syndrome

The main causes of the metabolic syndrome, following a treatment must have a weight reduction, increased exercise and better eating habits of the target. Physical training in this context means to train consistently over time with a given pulse rate. Suitable sports includecycling , walking , jogging or skating . These should be operated regularly in any case, the intensity can be increased with increasing condition. It is important to the sport of muscle building, because more muscle means an increase in energy sales. More about: Workout & Training.

In the course of weight reduction is recommended a light mixed diet, with lots of carbohydrates and fiber. Fruits, vegetables and salads are always allowed. Grain products, potatoes, rice and pasta provide the body with nutrients and provide sufficient variety on the menu. On fat should be avoided as much as possible, in case of doubt are healthier vegetable fats. Very important is also an adequate supply of fluids, preferably water or unsweetened tea. In addition, the use of drugs become necessary. These must be compiled and prescribed by a physician. Periodic inspections to monitor the progress of therapy. Once a year, a cardiovascular stress test is advisable, it is checked in under the physical strain of the blood pressure.