Reversal of Risk for Metabolic Syndrome in a Post-Menopausal Woman Presenting with Multiple Medical Problems Using An Integrative Treatment Approach: A Case Report

11 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2019

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Renata Shiloah

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH)

Rainey Hamilton

Maryland University of Integrative Health

Liz Vazquez

Maryland University of Integrative Health

Date Written: December 1, 2019

Abstract

Background: There is a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome risk in patients with depressive disorders, which require multifaceted interventions for optimum health outcomes and possible disease risk reversal. In this case, an integrative approach was used to address both conditions.

Case presentation: A 64-year-old female with a sedentary lifestyle presented with depression and risk factors for Metabolic Syndrome, including obesity, altered lipid and glucose parameters, hypertension, and pre-diabetes. She was followed for six years up until the present time with a tailor-made individualized protocol including yoga, meditation, nutrition one-on-one and group sessions, and a vegetarian diet.

Key outcomes: The results showed a reduction in weight (192 – 158lb), BMI (33 – 27kg/m2), total cholesterol (278 – 153mg/dL), triglycerides (225 – 102mg/dL), LDL (180 – 83mg/dL), HDL (40 – 50mg/dL), and A1CHgb (5.9 – 5.3%), without the use of medications. This patient is no longer at risk of metabolic syndrome and shows improved psychological status with the implementation of an integrative approach and lifestyle modifications. Yoga and meditation played a key role in supporting mental health.

Keywords: metabolic syndrome, depression, vegetarian, yoga, meditation, case reports

Suggested Citation

Shiloah, Renata and Hamilton, Rainey and Vazquez, Liz, Reversal of Risk for Metabolic Syndrome in a Post-Menopausal Woman Presenting with Multiple Medical Problems Using An Integrative Treatment Approach: A Case Report (December 1, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3506408 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3506408

Renata Shiloah (Contact Author)

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) ( email )

7750 Montpelier Rd
Laurel, MD 20723
United States

Rainey Hamilton

Maryland University of Integrative Health

7750 Montpelier Rd
Laurel, MD 20723
United States

Liz Vazquez

Maryland University of Integrative Health

7750 Montpelier Rd
Laurel, MD 20723
United States

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