Unfortunately Insulin Resistance is a serious issue that nearly all Americans are unknowingly struggling with.
Why is this information so important? Because if left untreated Insulin Resistance leads to:
Many do not fit the physical stereotype of – Female, Fat and Forty. If they do – the gallbladder is removed and hormones are prescribed. The early influence of insulin resistance usually manifests in the middle-aged man, but young men in their late 20’s may also have functional imbalances in their hormone physiology resulting in Andropause or more popularly known in advertising as “Low-T”.
How Do You Know If Insulin Resistance is involved in your health conditions? Well for tartars, we have yet to see anyone in our Practice who does not have some varying degree of insulin resistance. Even children show signs of it.
Symptoms of Insulin Resistance
Early symptoms of Insulin Resistance induced Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) include:
Insulin Resistance/PCOS symptoms that may develop gradually include:
Early symptoms of Insulin Resistance induced Andropause (Low-T) in Men:
If men experienced the monthly ebb and flow of hormones, they may be more inclined to recognize the impact hormones have on their body. Most of the symptoms caused by the insulin resistance are chalked up to the male aging process. Andropause usually manifests in the middle-aged man, but young men in their late 20’s may also have functional imbalances in their hormone physiology. Again it’s just men being moody and not the early onset of insulin resistance.
Is it the Insulin Resistance or the PCOS(women) / Low-T(men)
This is the old chicken or the egg argument. Take out the influence of the insulin resistance and the likelihood of having hormonal issue is greatly diminished.
Insulin Resistance and High Cholesterol
High cholesterol is the major problem with insulin resistance. The most common lifestyle recommendation is low fat/high carbohydrate diet which many find unsuccessful in lowering their cholesterol. Drugs are prescribed to lower the cholesterol. The blood glucose component is ignored until a pre-diabetic stage is reached.
Until recently, blood sugar and cholesterol were looked at as separate issues. Now, we know they are directly related. Remember, when an individual loses the ability to transport glucose into their cells, the body will resort into shifting the blood sugar into fat (lipogenesis) and therefore abnormal cholesterol levels will be seen.
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