Maelstrom: The Metabolic Syndrome in Men - Jeannette Potts

(Length of Discussion: 23 min)

Dr. Jeannette Potts, a private practice physician specializing in holistic care for men suffering from chronic pelvic pain, presents the topic “Maelstrom”,  and the metabolic syndrome in men.  Dr. Potts speaks to the incidence of metabolic syndrome and its growth in the USA and abroad. 

Many unhealthy habits and abnormal health parameters are associated with MetS, which in turn predispose patients to other serious conditions. The metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been defined as a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus, occurring together more often than could be attributed to chance alone. Thyroid dysfunction, dementia, sexual dysfunction, and depression are also possible consequences of MetS. These conditions pose additional challenges, which may contribute to the perpetuation of this vicious cycle through decreasing physical activity and increasing weight.


Jeannette M. Potts, M.D., Men’s Health GU Specialist CoFounder Vista Urology & Pelvic Pain Partners

Diane K. Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD, is Research Investigator Senior and Adjunct Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. 

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