What are the signs and symptoms? Usually, there are none. Carrying too much weight around the abdomen, often described as having an “apple shape,” can be a sign.
Some people may have physical signs of insulin resistance—including dark patches of skin or skin tags. But this doesn’t always occur, and it is seen more in people of certain ethnicities.
Overall, medical problems related to metabolic syndrome develop over time. That’s why it’s important to know and understand your cardiovascular health numbers and what they mean.