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What Can Be Done About My Severe Constipation? Jun 1st, 2024

For how long have you been constipated? Constipation is usually defined as passing fewer than three stools per week. However, the frequency isn’t the only indicator of constipation.  In addition to infrequent bowel movements, hard stools, bleeding from the rectum, and straining during bowel movements are other signs of constipation. ...

The Link Between Hepatitis C and Abdominal Pain May 1st, 2024

Hepatitis C is a disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus. The hepatitis C virus attacks your liver by multiplying indiscriminately. However, the symptoms are only apparent right away in a few cases. Usually, your immune system fights the virus, so some people may live with it...

Why Do I Have Diarrhea Frequently? Apr 1st, 2024

Are you always on the lookout for an “episode?” Perhaps you’ve grown tired of always looking out for restrooms when going out and choosing a table close to them. While diarrhea is rarely a cause for concern unless it happens to the elderly or children, it’s often worth investigating what’s...

Eliminating Your Fears About a Colonoscopy Mar 1st, 2024

Colonoscopies aren’t painful or complicated procedures. At their worst, they can interrupt your schedule due to the dietary changes and other preparations required before the procedure. That being said, it’s normal to be apprehensive. That’s why our experts at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County took the time to explore...

How You Can Take a Proactive Role in Controlling Your Heartburn Feb 12th, 2024

Do you feel pain and burning in your chest after meals? Perhaps you may even feel the acid coming up. While seeing a medical provider is recommended to rule out any underlying conditions, if you are diagnosed with heartburn, you should know that in many cases, management doesn’t require the...

My Body Is Dependent on Laxatives: Is That Bad? Jan 16th, 2024

Constipation is a common issue and about 4 million Americans suffer from it. While constipation is rarely dangerous, it can be uncomfortable and sometimes even painful.  As a consequence, many Americans run to drug stores for over-the-counter quick solutions, namely laxatives. Laxatives can be helpful in the short term, but...

I Have Hemorrhoids: Is Hemorrhoid Banding Right for Me? Dec 4th, 2023

Hemorrhoid banding is a sure and safe way to get rid of certain types of hemorrhoids. It’s a painless and easy procedure that helps to dry up the hemorrhoids which then fall off on their own within one or two weeks.  Our experts at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County...

Debunking the Myths of Crohn's Disease Nov 1st, 2023

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that impacts the entire digestive system. The cause is unknown, but specialists suspect it’s a combination of the interaction between genetics, environmental factors, immune issues, and pathogens.  Like many autoimmune diseases, Crohn’s disease is characterized by immune cells attacking healthy tissues in the...

5 Foods That Can Trigger Acid Reflux Oct 3rd, 2023

Chronic acid reflux occurs due to weakening in a band of muscle called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES), which acts like a valve that opens when food passes through the esophagus and closes after food passes into the stomach.  If this muscle doesn’t close properly, stomach acid can go up...

When to Consider a Colon Cancer Screening Before Age 45 Sep 1st, 2023

When found early, colon cancer has a 5-year survival rate of 91%. Colonoscopies are also useful for detecting and removing polyps before they become cancerous.  Most people are recommended to get a colonoscopy after age 45. However, with increasing rates of colon cancer in younger individuals, it’s wise to look into what...

Why Am I Suddenly Bloated All the Time? Aug 1st, 2023

Although it’s rarely a sign of a dangerous affliction, bloating can cause a lot of discomfort. When you’re bloated, your clothes may not fit properly, or you may simply find it hard to finish daily tasks with that dreadful feeling of fullness and heaviness in your tummy.  If you’re looking...

3 Things to Know About Dealing With Celiac Disease-Related Acne Jul 5th, 2023

Celiac disease is a condition in which the digestive system attacks gluten (a protein found in many grains) and surrounding tissues, causing inflammation and damage in the small intestine. As a consequence, sufferers may struggle to absorb nutrients and have abdominal pain and bloating.  However, a little-known symptom of celiac...

Myths and Facts About Constipation Jun 1st, 2023

Do you rarely use the restroom and strain when you go? Hard stools and an inability to fully empty the bowel are signs of constipation.  If you suspect you’re constipated and are unsure of what’s fact or fiction about treating it, read on. Below, we asked our team of highly...

Worst Foods to Eat If You Have Barrett's Esophagus May 1st, 2023

Barrett's esophagus is a condition caused by chronic, long-term acid reflux that damages the inside of the esophagus. Due to exposure to stomach acid, the cells inside the esophagus change through a process called metaplasia.  Sometimes, the cells may even become precancerous. Fortunately, the risk of developing cancer is low,...

The Link Between Obstetric Injuries and Fecal Incontinence Apr 4th, 2023

Obstetric injuries are injuries that occur during vaginal delivery. Unfortunately, certain types of injuries can cause fecal incontinence even if treated properly. In some women, surgery to repair the tissue may fail due to an increased risk of injuries in the area and poor wound healing.  Fecal incontinence can occur...

Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines: A Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life Mar 1st, 2023

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide and the third most common type of cancer in developing countries. Fortunately, when detected early, the 5-year survival rate is about 90%. Below, we asked the Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County in Orange County, California, to explain how...

H. Pylori Breath Testing: What to Expect Before, During, and After Feb 2nd, 2023

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria is present in almost half of the population, but not everyone develops symptoms. H. pylori becomes problematic when it triggers an overproduction of stomach acid, which damages the stomach lining and causes ulcers in some people. Scientists don’t yet know why certain people carry H. pylori...

When Does Diarrhea Require a Medical Evaluation? Jan 9th, 2023

Diarrhea is the passing of loose, watery stool at least three times in a single day. Generally, diarrhea caused by the flu or food poisoning goes away on its own. However, if the symptoms persist for more than three days, it could be something more serious.  We asked our experts...

Festivities, Not Flare-ups: 7 Strategies for Surviving the Holidays with Crohn's or Colitis Dec 1st, 2022

The holidays with family and friends can be a minefield for anyone suffering from Crohn's or colitis, not only because of the foods that could trigger a flare-up but also due to the added stress of ensuring everything goes well.  Below, we asked our specialists at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County in Orange County,...

Will My Hemorrhoid Heal on Its Own? Nov 1st, 2022

Hemorrhoids appear when the veins inside or outside the anus become inflamed and swollen. You can think of hemorrhoids like varicose veins but inside or nearby your anus.  Internal hemorrhoids can often be pain-free, but cause bleeding during bowel movements. When the hemorrhoids begin prolapsing through the anus, they can...

The Benefit of Colonoscopy Oct 11th, 2022

Colonoscopy remains best and proven way to detect and prevent colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer deaths The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is stressing that colonoscopy, using modern endoscopy methods performed according to clinical guidelines, is still the best and most proven way for patients to be screened for...

Home Remedies for Heartburn Oct 3rd, 2022

People may call it heartburn, but the sensation of pain and discomfort in your chest and upper abdomen has to do with your stomach, not your heart. The burning sensation, sometimes accompanied by a bitter taste, occurs when stomach acid spills into your esophagus and travels all the way up...

How Hepatitis C is Spread Sep 1st, 2022

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus, which means it’s transmitted through exposure to infected blood. Hepatitis C can be a short-term illness but left undiscovered, it can cause lifelong complications that can significantly reduce your lifespan.  Most people don’t develop symptoms right away, as the virus takes time to damage...

When Is The Right Time To Schedule My First Colonoscopy? Aug 9th, 2022

A colonoscopy is a life-saving screening technique, as it can help experts detect cancerous cells early and remove precancerous polyps before they become cancerous. It’s estimated that due to colonoscopies, the risk of death by colon cancer has dropped by 61%.  Below, we asked our experts at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange...

Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease Dangerous to My Health? Jul 10th, 2022

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to a group of conditions that cause chronic inflammation in the gut and can lead to tissue damage. The two most common conditions are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.  Below, we asked our experts from Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County to explain how IBD manifests itself and what happens if...

Understanding Ulcerative Colitis Jun 1st, 2022

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease in which the immune system attacks the inner lining of the colon or the large intestine. During colitis flare-ups, the immune system attacks the colon membrane, eroding it and leaving behind open sores. During remission, these sores heal.  Below, we asked our experts at Digestive...

What Does It Mean if My Stools Are Black? May 3rd, 2022

Seeing black stools in the toilet can be alarming. Fortunately, in most cases, black stools are not a reason to worry as they can often be caused by food or medications.  Below, the experts at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County in Orange County, California explain what conditions could lead...

Do I Need Surgery for My Hemorrhoids? Apr 1st, 2022

You may be surprised to learn that everyone has hemorrhoids. Medically speaking, hemorrhoids are veins located inside and outside the anal canal. In healthy individuals, they help prevent accidental leaks of stool and fluid.  Generally, when people refer to hemorrhoids, they are describing a condition where these veins have become...

Lifestyle Changes that Can Improve Your Heartburn Mar 1st, 2022

If you’re experiencing pain in your chest after eating, when lying down, or when going to sleep, you may be dealing with heartburn. Other symptoms of heartburn include a bitter or acidic taste in your mouth, bad breath, and a raspy voice. Heartburn occurs when the acid in your stomach...

Can I Live a Normal Life with Hepatitis C? Feb 1st, 2022

In the past, hepatitis C treatment involved medications that caused serious side effects, which prevented some sufferers from getting better. Fortunately, a hepatitis C diagnosis isn’t as scary as it used to be thanks to the treatment options available today.  Have you or a loved one been recently diagnosed with...

The GERD Diet Jan 7th, 2022

What is GERD? GERD is the abnormal reflux of various stomach contents into the esophagus. In most individuals, the lower esophageal sphincter does not close properly - allowing back flow of acid. This results in irritation as well as varying degree of erosion to the esophageal mucosal lining. Symptoms Include:...

Start Your Year with a Weight Loss Consultation Jan 1st, 2022

Struggling to lose weight? You’re not alone: around 32.5% of Americans are overweight and 36.5% are obese. Our modern diets are filled with manufactured foods that are highly addictive, drenched in refined sugar and fat, and low in nutrients.  Our experts at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County understand the...

SIBO Diet Dec 15th, 2021

What is SIBO? Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, AKA SIBO, occurs when there is an abnormal increase in the overall bacterial population in the small intestine. Bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is not an infection. The bacteria are technically not "bad" - it's simply too much of the normal kind in the wrong...

How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy Dec 1st, 2021

A colonoscopy is a procedure in which our doctors use a scope with a tiny camera attached to it to examine the inside of the large intestine, which includes the colon and rectum. During a colonoscopy, our doctors can also remove unwanted growths that can cause symptoms and increase your...

Crohn’s vs. Colitis: How Are They Different? Nov 1st, 2021

Crohn’s disease and colitis both fall under the umbrella of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). They both cause inflammation and ulcers, and they have similar triggers. However, despite their similarities, Crohn’s disease and colitis differ from one another in significant ways, and these differences impact the management of symptoms and expectations...

Is GERD Curable? Oct 1st, 2021

Chronic acid reflux, or GERD, is a condition in which the acid from the stomach leaks back up into the esophagus, causing unpleasant symptoms such as a sour and bitter taste in the mouth, a burning feeling in the chest, and the feeling of having a lump in the chest....

5 Signs of Hepatitis C Sep 1st, 2021

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that impacts the liver. This infection may take years to damage the liver, at which point symptoms develop.  There’s no vaccine against this viral infection, and the only way to find out if you have it is to get tested. You can catch hepatitis...

What To Do About Fecal Incontinence Aug 4th, 2021

About 5.5 million Americans suffer from fecal incontinence, a condition that causes a partial or complete loss of control over bowel movements. Although it’s more common in the elderly and women who’ve given birth, it can happen at any age.  Our team at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County has...

You Don’t Have To Live With Heartburn Jul 11th, 2021

Do you often experience a burning sensation near your heart accompanied by a sour taste in your mouth? These two symptoms are markers of heartburn, a condition that presents itself in nearly one-third of Americans every week.  After you ingest, chew, and swallow your food, it travels through your esophagus,...

Which Type of Endoscopy Is Right for You? Jun 10th, 2021

An endoscopy is a minimally invasive test that makes use of a camera to look inside the digestive system for disease. It can detect ulcers, polyps, inflammation, and tumors.  Our specialists at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County offer two types of endoscopy: capsule endoscopy and upper endoscopy. Capsule endoscopy...

Can Anything Be Done About My Hemorrhoids? May 10th, 2021

Hemorrhoids (also known as piles) are very common, especially as you get older. They tend to be more common in men and women over the age of 50, but anyone can get them. There are different types of hemorrhoids, and while they can clear up on their own, some people...

What is the Microbiome? May 3rd, 2021

The term microbiome refers to the world of trillions of bacteria (among other creatures) that inhabit our bodies. The microbiome is as individualized as a fingerprint – unique to you. The bacteria predominantly reside in your colon (AKA large intestine). However, there was a time that you did not have...

Trio Smart Breath Test - Preparation instructions May 3rd, 2021

Trio Smart Breath Test DDCOC Preparation instructions The Trio-Smart Breath Test should only be performed if it has been more than 2 weeks since: Finished taking oral antibiotics Colonoscopy or barium enema Xray Episode of very severe diarrhea lasting a day or longer Trio Smart Kit Instructions Stop taking: Probiotics at...

10 Things That May Be Causing Your Abdominal Pain Apr 6th, 2021

When you’re going about your day and you get that all-too-familiar sensation of discomfort or pain in your abdomen, it can be incredibly disruptive. Almost everyone has experienced uncomfortable stomach aches or digestion problems at some point. Abdominal pain is common and stems from a number of issues, but that...

Colon Cancer Prevention Mar 9th, 2021

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among American adult men and women, colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths. Therefore, learning more about colorectal cancer and how to prevent it is wise.  The experienced gastroenterologists at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County want everyone to be aware...

The Many Causes of Diarrhea Feb 5th, 2021

Diarrhea is not a disease; it’s a by-product of some other condition that produces loose, watery stools with associated cramping and discomfort. The trick when diagnosing diarrhea is to find the underlying cause of this symptom, of which there can be many — everything from a mild “stomach flu” to...

Fecal Incontinence: Learn About the Sacral Nerve Stimulator Solution Jan 1st, 2021

We want to begin this discussion by making one thing clear — fecal incontinence is more common than you might think. While this frustrating and embarrassing condition can make you feel isolated, up to 15% of people in the United States report fecal incontinence, and this number increases with age. ...

Tips to Help You Manage Your Heartburn Over the Holidays Dec 1st, 2020

Heartburn has ruined many days, caused sleepless nights, and thwarted the best-made holiday plans. No matter what you celebrate, don’t let heartburn stop you from enjoying your family traditions or spending time with friends. Our specialists at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County in Irvine, Huntington Beach, Tustin, and Foothill...

5 Steps That Can Reduce Your Risk for Colon Cancer Nov 11th, 2020

Each year, about 50,000 people in the U.S. die from colon cancer. And even though colon cancer has a strong genetic factor, there are lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of developing the disease.  The medical professionals at Digestive Disease Consultants of Orange County are experts at...

How We Treat Celiac Disease Oct 5th, 2020

Bloating, belly cramps, fatigue, diarrhea, or constipation — these are all symptoms of celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can cause serious damage to your small intestine.  Celiac disease affects about 1% of Americans, or roughly 3 million people, many of whom have not yet been diagnosed. This disease affects...

Best and Worst Foods for Hemorrhoids Sep 16th, 2020

Hemorrhoids are a common problem. By age 50, one out of every two adults are affected by the embarrassing condition. Though symptoms vary — itching, tenderness, or rectal bleeding — they can be unpleasant and, at times, alarming. Hemorrhoids may resolve on their own with at-home care. But if your...

When Should I Schedule My First Colonoscopy? Aug 25th, 2020

Thinking about a colonoscopy doesn’t compare with a fun night out at the movies, but taking the time to schedule one when you’re due can be the difference between health and illness.  About 150,000 adults in the United States are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. That number might seem...

Increase Fiber Intake: How to get the recommended 25-35 grams of fiber Aug 6th, 2020

So… the doctor told you to increase your fiber intake? Well, you are in the right place! I'll be the first to admit that getting 25-35 grams of fiber in one day can be difficult, but that doesn't mean it's impossible! Fiber is interesting because humans do not have digestive...

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IMPORTANCE OF VARIABLE VOLTAGE AND VAPING ENERGY CHART Contemporary electronic cigarettes include several features and another of the features is adjustable voltage. Don’t assume all e-cigarette is sold with choice of adjustable voltage, some currently include preconfigured constant energy output. These kinds of e-cigarette are really simple to utilize and...

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Increase Fiber Intake Mar 25th, 2020

Increase Fiber Intake: How to get the recommended 25-35 grams of fiber By: Tatiana Keay, MS, RD So… the doctor told you to increase your fiber intake? Well, you are in the right place! I’ll be the first to admit that getting 25-35 grams of fiber in one day can...

Gluten Is Not The Enemy Mar 23rd, 2019

You can forget about the anti-gluten crusade that you've been hearing lately and sink your teeth into a chewy baguette. Gluten may not be the bad guy you thought it was. Did you know only 1 percent of all people in the U.S. are struggling with celiac disease? It is...

Don’t Take Out Gluten Out Of Your Diet Before You’ Feb 22nd, 2019

Are you convinced gluten can give you gastrointestinal problems? You should probably talk to a physician before giving up bread and pasta, or you could read this article. A new research study revealed that many people who have gluten-free in their diet have not been tested for celiac disease. Apparently,...

Diabetics At A Higher Risk Of Colon Cancer, Study Jan 21st, 2019

Having diabetes can likely increase the risk of colon cancer, new research revealed. However, the link between two diseases and what needs to done about it is still unclear. Published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, the researchers found that diabetics have a higher risk of being diagnosed with colon cancer—a 38-percent...

Deal With Irritable Bowel Syndrome Through Hypnosi Dec 20th, 2018

A new study suggests that hypnosis can help people with their irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Since the 1980s, some people resort to hypnosis as a means of relief where standard treatment for IBS has failed. Dr. Magnus Simren of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and his team randomly assigned...

Smoking Tied To Stomach And Throat Cancer Risks Nov 19th, 2018

Bad news for smokers: A new study revealed that smokers are still at an increased risk of developing cancer even if they have quit a few years back. What's worse is that smokers are exposed to three types of cancer. In addition to lung cancer, smoking can lead to stomach...

Red Meat Linked With Stomach And Throat Cancers Oct 18th, 2018

Red meat lovers may want to cut down on steaks and hamburgers. Research shows that red meat is linked with throat and stomach cancers, according to lead author Dr. Amanda J. Cross of the U.S. National Cancer Institute. After following nearly half a million American adults aged 50 to 71...

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Aspirin Intake Linked With Stomach Bleeding Aug 16th, 2018

Although taking aspirin can help manage or prevent heart disease, a new study revealed that it may increase the risk for stomach bleeding. Based on the researchers' estimates, around five to ten in a thousand people are at risk for stomach bleeding every year due to aspirin intake. Since the...

How To Deal With Constipation Jul 15th, 2018

Constipation is an awful feeling in the abdomen that is brought about by the weird knotting and increased pressure. This condition is particularly identified by hard stools or the difficulty or inability to pass stools. Moreover, a person suffering from constipation may also experience headache, bloating and a swollen abdomen....

Acid Reflux Drugs More Effective In Addressing HEA Jun 14th, 2018

Researchers at Northwestern University revealed that popular drugs used for regurgitation and acid reflux work much better in addressing heartburn. Acid reflux is a condition where the fluids from the stomach rise up (reflux) to into the esophagus and into the back of the mouth, causing a bitter taste. Most...

Lasting Treatment For Acid Reflux (Heartburn) With May 13th, 2018

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents flow back into the esophagus (tube passage between the mouth and the stomach) causing heartburn, a burning sensation in the chest. There are about 30 million Americans or 10 percent of the population who suffer daily  from symptoms...

High Brown Rice Intake Lowers Diabetes Risk Apr 12th, 2018

A study in the US showed that eating brown rice lessens the chance of developing type 2 diabetes. With the increased consumption of white rice among Americans in the past decades, about 18 million have the developed the disease. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes where...

Osteoporosis In Men Mar 11th, 2018

Osteoporosis, a thinning and weakening of the bones, is frequently linked to women citing the female hormone as the predisposing factor for its development.  Osteoporosis has been an underdiagnosed problem in men. Most people are not aware of the risk and incidence of osteoporosis in males so that it goes...

Hepatitis B Virus And Hepatitis C Virus Transmitte Feb 10th, 2018

Syringes have always been identified as one of the entry routes for infectious diseases to spread from person-to-person. An investigated outbreak of hepatitis infections among patients who underwent endoscopy procedures revealed that the virus were transmitted through intravenous anesthesia.A recent study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, reported six cases of outbreak-associated...

Eating Quickly Is Associated With Overeating And O Jan 9th, 2018

People who eat quickly and eat until they are full have three times the risk of becoming overweight than those who do not, according to a recent study published on the British Medical Journal.The authors attributed the change in eating behaviors to increased availability of larger amounts of inexpensive food,...

Celiac Patients Forbidden From Gluten Foods Can EA Dec 7th, 2017

Until recently, celiac disease was thought to be a rare disease. Studies now show that as many as 3 million people in the U.S. may have celiac disease. People with celiac disease have intolerance to a protein called gluten (mostly contained in wheat, barley and rye), which when ingested damages...

Meditation And Yoga Help Ease Irritable Bowel Synd Nov 7th, 2017

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, have taken a new approach to ease irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): through meditation and yoga. Susan A. Gaylord and her colleagues at UNC randomly picked and assigned 75 women with IBS into two groups: one group to undergo “mindfulness” training while...

Common Digestive Diseases And Disorders Oct 6th, 2017

Our digestive system is made up of the esophagus, stomach, the intestines (both small and large), the rectum and the anus. These organs comprise the digestive tract. The digestive process begins at the moment we place food in our mouth and start chewing. Just like any other bodily system, our...

Traveling Through Your Digestive System Sep 5th, 2017

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Journey Through Your Digestive System Aug 4th, 2017

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This Is Your Digestive System Jul 3rd, 2017

Our digestive system is one of the many functional systems in our body, along with the nervous and circulatory systems. The digestive system is made up of the intestinal tract, canals and organs that aid in the digestion of the food you eat. The longest part of the digestive system...

Germ Treatment Reduces The Risk Of Tumor Recurrence Jun 2nd, 2017

 Japanese researchers proved in a recent investigation the link between a common germ and cancer. In their landmark study, germ elimination greatly reduced the risk of tumor recurrence after stomach cancer surgery. Also a cause of peptic ulcer, the culprit known as Helicobacter pylori is believed to cause malignancy of the stomach....

Metabolic Syndrome Explained May 1st, 2017

Researchers say that in the United States, there are approximately 47 million adults who have metabolic syndrome — and the number is increasing. This is a set of risk factors that increases the likelihood of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  The risk factors that comprise metabolic syndrome are: abdominal obesity,...