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What are the treatments for insulin resistance syndrome?

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Dr. Chevon Rariy
Endocrinology 14 years experience
Metabolic syndrome : Metabolic syndrome defined as increase abdominal girth, high blood pressure, impaired fasting glucose, elevated triglycerides and low HDL. To treat, first make lifestyle modifications (improve diet with decrease carbs, exercise, lose weight). If no improvement in 3-6mths, medications should be considered to treat high blood pressure (diuretics), metformin, &cholesterol lowering meds (e.g. Statins)

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for insulin resistance syndrome?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many options: Diet/exercise/weight loss to improve Insulin sensitivity. Oral medications that make Insulin more sensitive again. Worst comes to worst, inject Insulin to augment functions of insulin.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for insulin resistance syndrome?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Glucose tolerance : Test. Timed measurement of blood glucose, following a three day preparation, overnight fast and administration of a fixed amount of glucose allows determination of response to Insulin in a non-diabetic patient. It can also be used to diagnose diabetes.
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What are the symptoms of insulin resistance syndrome?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Insulin resistance: The symptoms are obesity, high blood sugars in spite of increasing the Insulin dosing if already diagnosed as diabetic and on insulin, thickening and darkening of the skin on the nape of the neck, etc.

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