Danger that threatens heart health in children!
In adults, the disease called Metabolic Syndrome occurs when being overweight, accompanied by high blood cholesterol and blood sugar values, and high blood pressure values. In Metabolic Syndrome, it can cause loss of life as well as diseases that cause deterioration in quality of life.
Pediatric Cardiology Specialist Prof.Dr.Ayhan Çevik gave important information about the subject.
Some criteria have been determined for the diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome in children. These criteria are mainly being overweight (obesity), high blood fat values (hypertriglyceridemia), high blood sugar values (with diabetes or inappropriate blood sugar levels) and high blood pressure.
The frequency is not known exactly in our country and in the world. However, being overweight (obesity), unhealthy eating habits and not exercising are increasing in our country and in the world.
Being overweight, which started in early childhood, has accelerated with the restriction of movement and the increase in screen addiction such as computer-mobile phone-tablet in the last pandemic period. Measuring blood fats and blood sugar in fasting blood samples for diagnosis and measuring blood pressure values are used for screening purposes. It is known that it causes atherosclerosis (atherosclerosis) that starts at an early age, as in adults, with an increase in fats in the blood and high blood pressure.