The onset of cardiovascular disease and diabetes may often go undetected, sometimes for a number of years, before the conditions are diagnosed. Often times, it is only too late that we realize we should have had a health check to prevent progression and clinical disease.
The metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition we should all be aware of. The metabolic syndrome is a combination of risk factors that increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, and diabetes. The underlying causes include:
Metabolic syndrome is a growing epidemic in Mauritius. And why? The most recent, published health survey by the Ministry of Health revealed the following concerning figures amongst Mauritian adults: ~40% are obese; ~50% do not participate in any moderate or vigorous leisure time physical activity; and 1 in every 2 Mauritian adults has either has pre-diabetes or diabetes. In addition, ~70% of the population consists of Indo-Mauritians, who are at an increased genetic of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The question remains: are you at risk?
The metabolic syndrome is diagnosed on the presence of any three (or more) of the following factors:
Metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition amongst adults, but it can also occur amongst children and teenagers. However, the metabolic syndrome can be prevented through lifestyle measures, including regular exercise, healthy eating, weight loss, and smoking cessation. To find out if you are at risk and how to reduce your risk contact us at Design A Lifestyle at Apollo Bramwell Hospital.
The Design A Lifestyle offers you the opportunity to have your health checked, improve your health and fitness, and lose weight all through one medically accredited programme. The programme includes comprehensive blood tests and a body scan at the beginning and at the end of the programme, and regular consultations with the Doctor, Dietician, Fitness Trainer, and Psychologist. Personalised exercise sessions take place in our own gym. The progamme is designed around your needs and your goals. Come and find out more!
Jane and I wanted to thank you so much for the care you and your colleagues took of Jane whist in Mauritius. Everything went well and Prakash did a great job of getting us to your clinic and back over the 6 dialysis days. We had a wonderful holiday and our children and grandchildren plus the other family all enjoyed it enormously. Best wishes to you all
Andrew and Jane Stewart