Obesity is a public health problem in Hungary and can shorten human life by up to 14 years. 20 May is European Obesity Day, which aims to raise awareness of the problem and increase knowledge about obesity and its comorbidities.

Metabolic Syndrome (MS) is a condition in which several metabolic disorders co-exist, with symptoms of high blood glucose, obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

These pathological conditions are also known as the “deadly quartet”, and their coexistence increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases, and has been shown to reduce life expectancy by decades.

MS is a civilization disease that is latent and asymptomatic progressive metabolic disorder (glucose intolerance, dyslipidemia, accelerated blood clotting) caused by genetic predisposition, poor lifestyle and nutrition. This condition can lead to high blood pressure, apple-shaped obesity, insulin resistance, clogged arteries (arteriosclerosis), and eventually premature death.

Nowadays, metabolic syndrome and obesity are responsible for the majority of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, preceding smoking.

According to recent data form the Hungarian Union’s statistical office, 51.3 percent of the EU population is overweight, while tis ratio reaches 58.3 percent among Hungarian people. 65.3 percent of Hungarian men are overweight, compared to an EU average of 58.4 percent.

Almost half of overweight people are also considered obese (BMI over 25 is considered overweight and BMI over 30 is obese). According to the survey, 23.9 percent of the total population in Hungary is obese, with one in five women (19.9 percent) and one in four men (25.1 percent) being obese.

With lifestyle changes, a well-constructed diet, regular exercise, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption and consciously reducing stress, a long-term, sustainable, permanent weight loss and recovery can be achieved.

Early detection and appropriate treatment can help reduce an individual’s health risk and improve their quality of life.

Our metabolic syndrome-related packages give an overview about the carbohydrate-, protein-, and fat metabolism; the function of the liver and kidneys as well as the condition of the hematopoietic system.


Laboratory testing for metabolic syndrome

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