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Diet For Insulin Resistance In Women
Calorie restricted: The key to Insulin resistance is to attain (or maintain) a lean body habitus. There is no special diet for people with Insulin resistance but they should restrict calories such that they are able to get down to an ideal weight. For most people that means modifying the starches in the diet (bread, rice, potatoes and pasta) since for most of us that is where the most calories in our diet reside. ...Read more
Insulin resistance is a state in which a given concentration of insulin produces a less-than-expected lowering of blood sugar. This results from obesity and often causes higher blood sugar levels. The early stage of Insulin resistance, known as impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or prediabetes, is potentially reversible with significant weight loss (at least 7 percent). However, without weight loss, Type 2 Diabetes generally results, often causing severe damage to arteries and ...Read more
16 yrs old pcos patient, on a diet for insulin resistance weight reduction. Its hard to be on track and my craving for chocolate are killing me!
Not suprised: You already know you are Insulin resistant, so you need to modify your diet appropriately and maybe take metformin (glucophage) to modify this consequence of pcos. Losing weight and staying active, and certain foods/medications can decrease your appetite. Ask your pcp. You have a genetic challenge, so get your head around it, and follow well established guidelines for pcos. ...Read more
Is a low carb diet for insulin resistance/losing weight okay? I'm focusing on protein, healthy fats and, if any, its healthy carbs (I don't eat bread).
If you have: Insulin resistance, it's not healthy no matter what -- until you lose weight and reduce your Insulin resistance through any kind of dietary restriction and increase in physical activity. Then, you'll have lowered your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, heart attack, stroke, etc -- and then you'll be a lot healthier. ...Read more
My insulin resistance is increased n weight is also increasing. I m trying to conceive also but not yet. Plz guide me a good n balanced diet n medicatio?
Go low carb/glycemic: The mediterranean diet, dash diet, and low glycemic diets can all be helpful with weight loss, improving your cholesterol levels, and improving Insulin resistance and really you don't want a diet because that's short term - you want to change your eating habits permanently so look for one of these plans that you can stick with. ...Read more
Could seroquel (quetiapine) 50-75 mg cause insulin resistance? Even thought I lift heavy weights 6 days/week+ cardio+healthy diet? Do I have to worry?
Like any other drug, seroquel (quetiapine) does have side effects, one of which is promoting diabetes. Seroquel (quetiapine) was FDA approved for the treatment of schizophrenia. However, it has been heavily prescribed "off-label" for other mental conditions. In 2010 a class action law suit was initiated against the manufacturer of seroquel (quetiapine). Refer to
http://www. Aboutlawsuits. Com/seroquel (quetiapine)-951/ for more information. ...Read more
I have insulin resistance, on glucophage and Viktoza. Eat a low carb diet and exercise, but can’t seem to lose weight. Any new medical treatment?
Are u doin it right?: HI KubashnieP. 1st make sure th@ u’r eatin &exercisin optimally. Ur daily calorie intake nds 2 b such th@ it’s below what u’r using each day. Use an online calorie calculator 4thjs. U also Nd 2 exercise in the optimal range of 65%-70% of ur max heart rate for 30 minutes 3x/week MINIMUM. A dietician and biokineticist wld help u in these regards. Finally, make sure ur condition is adequately managed ...Read more
Diet, nutrition: When we consume too many high glycemic foods too much Insulin is released into the blood stream. This eventually leads to Insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and weight gain. The type 2 diabetes epidemic is a direct result of this. Most people do not understand that diet foods and drinks and sugar free products are loaded with artificial sweeteners which are much more of a problem! ...Read more
Pcos and insulin resistance are correlated what tests could be done to distinguish the insulin resistance in a pcos woman?
If I was diagnosed with pcos, does that automatically mean I'm insulin resistant? My doctors never mentioned it but I read women with pcos have insulin resistance. How can I know?
You are at risk: About 40% with pcos may experience Insulin resistance and eventually become diabetics. The exact relationship is with pcos and Insulin is quite complex biochemically. The key is to keep your weight as low as possible (within the normal range). Every 2.5 lbs changes diabetes risk by 15% so every little bit makes a big difference. How often depends on the individual; your HDL and triglycerides. ...Read more
My fiance says my vagina is loose every once in a while I'm no CHEATER AT ALL. I have pcos/ insulin resistance and I've tried explaining how a woman's body constantly changes. How can I get him to understand this doesn't come from cheating?
Vaginal changes: The vagina is a potential space that expands and contracts based upon sexual responses, estrogen presence, and childbirth passages. The fact that your fiance's response was "cheating" shows a lack of knowledge of female anatomy and physiology. If this is your "forever knight in shining armor", a "re-think" of this relationship for the future is in order. ...Read more
Can a pcos pregnant woman make these test LP-IR Score, HOMA-IR, C-Peptide to detect if pcos is due to insulin resistance?
Yes, they are all:
blood sample tests, though C-peptide is also checked via 24 hour urine collection. Pregnancy & stage in pregnancy affect physiology & results will likely be somewhat different when not pregnant. Non pregnant results more relevant for long term health. None definitively diagnose PCOS as due to insulin resistance, yet a strong association has long been observed. Rec. Study: http://goo. Gl/ubDC9h. ...Read more
I am a 38 year old woman with pcos with insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance in 2005 I have been take metformin since then I've lost 70 po?
Does a gestational diabetes in a pcos pregnant woman tell that she is insulin resistance and her pcos is caused by insulin resistance factor?
No: Insulin resistance is extremely common in PCOS whether or not it is the cause and women with PCOS very frequently have gestational diabetes. Insulin resistance makes the ovarian changes worse and the ovarian changes make insulin resistance worse. It is a chicken and egg kind of thing with PCOS. Hope this explanation is clear. ...Read more
Is PCOS related infertility difficult to treat in thin women? I haven't tried to conceive but my testosterone is high/mild insulin resistance.
Hi I am a 23yo female and I have stomach pain and nausea head aches and my urine is greenish with mucus have pcos and insulin resistance?
High insulin: Insulin resistance is a state in which a given concentration of Insulin produces a less-than-expected lowering of blood sugar or that a supra physiological level of Insulin is needed to maintain bs. In many scenarios, ir poses a significant risk factor for developing fatty liver and diabetes. ...Read more
Insulin resistance: Is a disorder in which the pancreas is making insulin, but the insulin does not work correctly (the body is resistant to the effect of insulin). As a result, the pancreas makes more insulin to compensate, in order to keep the blood sugar normal. This can eventually lead to diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypertension, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, and weight gain. ...Read more
Decreased response: An easy way to think about "insulin resistance" is re-wording it as "decreased responsiveness". Insulin is generally needed to transport glucose (sugar) into cells, such as muscle or fat cells. In diabetes, one of the problems is potentially that these cells have a decreased responsiveness to Insulin and its actions on glucose. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Best way to treat Insulin resistance is to lose weight and to increase exercise frequency and duration. Some diabetes medications can also help with Insulin resistance but the most bang for your buck is to lose approx 5-7% of the weight (if overweight/obese) and to increase activity level to at least 30 min of moderate act 5 days/week (per diabetes prevention program data). ...Read more
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more
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