WHAT CAUSES INSULIN RESISTANCE?
Insulin Resistance has many factors that
contribute to its presence in the body. In essence, our environment
and lifestyles have evolved too rapidly for our bodies to
keep pace. We are still genetically "wired" to
thrive on the entrenched habits of our ancestors who consumed
different, nutrient-rich foods, ate a diet low in carbohydrates
and also sustained greater levels of movement and exercise.
Some people may also have a genetic predisposition to Insulin
Resistance. Others develop Insulin Resistance through unhealthy
Another factor may be inflammation, which is part of the
body's defense mechanism. To learn
more, click on Inflammation, Insulin Resistance and Pre-Diabetes.
The end result is the same, however, - an imbalance of glucose
and insulin in the bloodstream, which impairs the vital processing
of glucose into energy via insulin sensitivity of the cells
of your body. The consequent excess of glucose and insulin
may lead to a variety of disorders.
Fortunately, Insulin Resistance can be reversed. But, if
left unchecked, it may lead to Pre-Diabetes.
If this latter condition is left unchecked, it can lead
to Type 2 Diabetes, which can only be managed for the rest
of a Diabetic's life in the majority of cases and may require
daily injections of insulin. Type 2 Diabetes, itself, is
a seriously increased risk factor for blindness, heart and
kidney disease and the need for amputation.
Insulin Resistance can also result in the cluster of increased
risk factors for cardiovascular disease called Metabolic
Syndrome (Syndrome X) and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS),
a leading source of menstrual irregularity and infertility,
as well as skin conditions like acne, excess body and facial
hair and female baldness.
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