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Metabolic Syndrome: Screening, Diagnosis, and Management

Authors

  • Elissa Lane Miller CNM, PhD,

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    • 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.

  • Angela Mitchell FNP, ND

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    • Angela Mitchell, FNP, ND, who is the director of Family Nurse Practitioner Faculty Practice, is in clinical practice at Frontier Nursing Service and is a clinical instructor at Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing.


Box 528, Hyden, KY 41749. E-mail: elissa.miller@midwives.org

Abstract

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.

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