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Metabolic Syndrome – Dr. Patti Olusola

Take any three of elevated blood pressure, excess abdominal fat, high triglycerides, high blood sugar or low “good” cholesterol and what you have is a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome. With that diagnosis, you are at greater risk for heart attack, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and stroke. The U.T. Health Science Center’s Dr. Patti Olusola talks about diagnosing, treating and preventing metabolic syndrome.

What is metabolic syndrome? (first question)

What are the risk factors for metabolic syndrome? (skip to 1:20)

Why is having metabolic syndrome so alarming? (skip to 1:58)

Are there signs or symptoms to look for? (skip to 2:20)

How is metabolic syndrome diagnosed? (skip to 3:11)

How is metabolic syndrome treated? (skip to 4:17)

Are children at risk for developing metabolic syndrome? (skip to 5:19)

Why is metabolic syndrome becoming more common? (skip to 5:47)

If you lose weight, what effect will it have on the risk factors for metabolic syndrome? (skip to 6:26)

Can metabolic syndrome be reversed? (skip to 7:23)

Pulmonary Embolism – Dr. Bill Girard

Pulmonary embolism – a blockage in the blood vessels of the lung – is one of the most common causes of death among hospitalized patients. More than 600,000 patients in the U.S. have a pulmonary embolism each year and more than 60,000 of them die. U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler pulmonologist Dr. Bill Girard discusses prevention and treatment in this post to Health Connection.

What is a pulmonary embolism? (first question)

What are the risk factors for pulmonary embolism? (skip to 0:45)

How common is pulmonary embolism and who is most likely to get one? (skip to 1:23)

What are the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism? (skip to 1:52)

How serious is a pulmonary embolism? (skip to 2:15)

How is pulmonary embolism treated? (skip to 3:55)

If a patient has had a pulmonary embolism in the past, is he or she more likely to have another one? (skip to 5:34)

Is there anything that can be done to prevent pulmonary embolism? (skip to 8:27)