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
Date Written: December 1, 2019
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
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