flag

Last Updated:
Thu, 16 Oct 2014, 16:34 GMT
Space
Img
Phenemine without Prescription
Keyword Search: in
Understanding Insulin Resistance
Ask us a Question
Name
Email Address
Comments
Code ^

In the normal person, your food is absorbed into the bloodstream in the form of sugars. The food is broken down by the digestive system in order to do this and the glucose and fat that results, as well as other basic substances, are then spread throughout the body. The increase in glucose in your blood then sends a signal to the pancreas to increase the amount of insulin produced by the organ. Insulin then attaches to the blood cells and removes the glucose so that the body can use the glucose for energy.

When a person is resistant to insulin, the body does not have the ability to respond to the insulin hormone. To compensate for this, the pancreas will release even more insulin. Over time, people with this type of resistance develop what we know as diabetes. The high insulin levels in the body is no longer able to compensate for the high level of sugar as well.

There are several components to Insulin Resistance Syndrome, including:

·Impaired glucose tolerance or Type 2 Diabetes - This occurs because the pancreas is not able to produce enough insulin to overcome the body's resistance causing blood sugar levels to increase.

·High blood pressure -It is believe that the worse the person's blood pressure, the worse the resistance is to insulin.

·Heart Disease - Insulin resistance can cause the hardening of the arteries, which puts the person at a risk for blood clots and heart attack.

·Obesity - Abdominal obesity in particular is a major factor in insulin resistance. Obesity has a negative impact on the insulin response in a person.

·Abnormal cholesterol levels - An individual with insulin resistance will usually have low good cholesterol and high triglycerides.

•Kidney damage - Protein the urine is often a sign that kidney damage has occurred.

 

There is not a single test that can be used to test for insulin resistance. Although, those individuals who have a family past with Type 2 diabetes are often at risk. As are those whose family's have a history of heart disease and hypertension, as well as obesity. Individuals who are members of specific ethnic groups, such as Native America, African-American and Latino are often at risk as well.

There are several drugs that are commonly used to treat insulin resistance when it occurs with Type 2 diabetes. Many of these drugs make the person sensitive to the insulin and may help to lower cholesterol as well as reduce hypertension. Additionally, keeping check on your weight gain throughout your life and exercising on a regular basis can help to prevent the onset of insulin resistance.

If you're interested in learning more about ways that you can help prevent the development of insulin resistance, visit Martha Vineyard Holistic Retreat. They feature a number of solutions that can assist you in losing weight and will help to reduce the onset of insulin resistance.



By Dr. Roni Deluz RN, ND, PhD
All rights reserved. Any reproducing of this article must have the author name and all the links intact.

Author: RN, ND, PhD

Biography: Dr. Roni Deluz, RN, ND, PhD is a lifestyle consultant and owner of Martha's Vineyard Holistic Retreat. She is also the author of "21 Pounds in 21 Days," which debuted #3 on the New York Times Bestseller list. She is a registered nurse, colonic therapist and naturopathic doctor. She travels across the country helping people to make their lives better and healthier via natural health sciences.

ALSO VIEW OUR
Articles
(Total : 17)
  Title
Sort by Title A-Z
Sort by Title Z-A
Balancing the Hormones
Beneficial Green Drinks
Candida Control
Caring for Your Adrenal Glands
Cleansing the Gallbladder and the Liver
Enemas: An Old Remedy to New Problems
Improving the Health of Your Colon
Listen to Your Body - The Power of Self-Healing
Parasites are Ruining Your Weight Loss Goals
Probiotics: Restoring Good Bacteria in Your Colon
Problematic Parasites
Receive Enzymes the Natural Way
The Chi Machine
The Difference between a Detox and a Diet
Understanding Detox
Understanding Insulin Resistance
Using Natural Laxative Teas for Natural Colon Health


Disclaimer and Terms. This article is the opinion of the author. WorldwideHealth.com makes no claims regarding this information. WorldwideHealth.com recommends that all medical conditions should be treated by a physician competent in treating that particular condition. WorldwideHealth.com takes no responsibility for customers choosing to treat themselves. Your use of this information is at your own risk. Your use of this information is governed by WWH terms and conditions.

left border
Space
right border
space
Home | Alternative Medicine | Directory | Health Article | Health Video | Daily Health News | Training Courses | Associations | Ecards | Members Link to Us |
Health Related Web Links | Site Map | about us | Contact Us | Add Health Articles to Your Site Complementary Alternative Medicine, Natural Remedies, Alternative Health Articles


Use of service subject to terms and conditions
Copyright Worldwidehealth.com © 2003-2012