Think You May Have Metabolic Syndrome?
If any of the symptoms or conditions we spoke about in our last post apply to you, talk to your doctor about testing to make sure you don’t have the others before they cause serious health problems.
If you’re not sure what to ask your doctor, here are some basic questions:
- Are the symptoms I’m experiencing now related to metabolic syndrome or some other condition?
- What kinds of tests do I need to best manage my conditions?
- What else can I do to improve my health?
- What other options do I have to manage the conditions that cause metabolic syndrome?
- How do best manage all of these conditions together?
- What restrictions do I need to follow?
- Should I see a specialist?
- Where can I get more information on metabolic syndrome or any of the conditions I currently have?
One More Thing to Think About
We’re seeing more and more metabolic syndrome in younger patient populations. And one of the first symptoms they experience is peripheral neuropathy. Because nerve tissues are especially vulnerable to damage from diseases that affect the body’s ability to transform nutrients into energy or produce some of the components of cell repair (think diabetes), nerve damage and the resulting peripheral neuropathy is very common.
Classic symptoms of peripheral neuropathy are:
- Tingling and/or burning in hands and feet
- Neuralgic-like pains
- Loss of the sense of touch or an inability to feel vibration
- Temperature changes in the flesh – do your extremities feel excessively warm or cold?
- Serious sleep disturbances with resultant depression or side effects from pain medication
If you have a confirmed diagnosis of metabolic syndrome and are now experiencing any of these symptoms, you don’t have to just live with it. Contact us today for information on how peripheral neuropathy can be treated, your suffering lessened and exactly how to find a NeuropathyDR in your area.