The metabolic syndrome associated with obesity is the set of symptoms that are caused by clinical alterations associated with excessive deposition of fat in the chest and abdomen. It is high blood pressure, diabetes and increased levels of blood cholesterol. These changes may eventually cause heart, stroke or other vascular diseases, which ultimately result in a decrease in life expectancy.
Treatment for obesity
The protocol must be applied especially in patients with overweight or obesity associated with hypertension, diabetes or cholesterol.
An individualized training program, to be conducted under supervision of a cardiologist , a physiotherapist and a nutritionist. Patients will be subject to prior cardiac evaluation and once ruled out any risk of stroke, will conduct exercise sessions daily for eight weeks.
During the program a basic understanding of healthy nutrition will be taught and during the first two weeks the patient will be subjected to a diet low in carbohydrates to help reduce weight.
The program duration is eight weeks and the sessions last one hour. The main objective of the program is to generate the patient a habit of regular physical exercise. It also seeks to reduce by at least 10% body weight. This will help to better control hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol, and to reduce the necessary medication to control them. Finally, it seeks to provide personalized nutrition education for each patient. The ultimate goal of the program is to return the patient to a high standard in their quality of life.