Course Summary

Metabolic syndrome is a benign-sounding name for a cluster of conditions that could have a significant, and deadly, impact on cardiovascular health. The condition refers to the body’s normal biochemical functions. When these functions get out of balance, the risk of developing coronary heart disease is increased. Factors such as poor diet, limited exercise, and insulin resistance can lead to plaque build-up within the arteries, leaving patients at risk for a major cardiac event. Understanding the factors that comprise metabolic syndrome is key to helping patients mitigate its impact. This is the third in a three-part series on metabolic syndrome.

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Course Syllabus

  • I.            Introduction
  • II.          A Clustering Of Conditions
    • 1.   Elevated Blood Pressure
    • 2.   Hyperglycemia
    • 3.   Central and Visceral Obesity
    • 4.   Dyslipidemia
    • 5.   Microalbuminuria
  • III.        Prevalence And Physical Signs Of Metabolic Syndrome
    • 1.   Children and Adolescents
    • 2.   Adults
    • 3.   Obesity and Insulin Resistance
    • 4.   Diabetes Signs and Symptoms
  • IV.         Metabolic Syndrome: Varied Health Risks And Conditions
    • 1.   Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • 2.   Chronic Kidney Disease
    • 3.   Periodontal Disease
    • 4.   Chronic Inflammation
    • 5.   Gallbladder Disease
  • V.           Summary


Jassin M. Jouria, MD

Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.

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