Elissa Lane Miller, CNM, PhD, is the director of midwifery faculty practice at Frontier Nursing Service and is a faculty member of Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing.
Metabolic Syndrome: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2006 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 51, Issue 3, pages 141–151, May-June 2006
How to Cite
Miller, E. L. and Mitchell, A. (2006), Metabolic Syndrome: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 51: 141–151. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2006.01.007
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- metabolic syndrome;
- insulin resistance;
Metabolic syndrome, a growing issue in women's health, is a cluster of health findings that increase the risk of cardiovascular events. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is higher in women and is linked to several conditions unique to women's health, including polycystic ovary syndrome, gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension, and female sexual dysfunction. Risk factors, screening strategies, and therapeutic management of metabolic syndrome in women are discussed.