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Is there a link between insulin resistance and vision loss?

Is there a link between insulin resistance and vision loss?

Not by itself: The strongest link is between elevated or fluctuating blood sugars and blurred vision. Unstable blood sugars cause fluid shifts in the eye's lens which in turn causes vision instability. Prolonged high blood sugar can cause damage to the small blood vessels in the film layer (retina), which can lead to permanent vision loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Moran
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Insulin Resistance Syndrome (Definition)

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


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What is the best way to get off a weight loss plateau with insulin resistance?

What is the best way to get off a weight loss plateau with insulin resistance?

More exercise!: Increasing your activity level will provide multiple benefits in this situation: increased metabolism, cardiovascular benefits, and stress reduction. Try it! ...Read more

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Hi, could you please explain what insulin resistance is and how it affects weight loss.

Hi, could you please explain what insulin resistance is and how it affects weight loss.

Insulin resistance: Is a state, usually due to age, genetics and obesity -- where the body (particularly liver and muscle, but all organs) become resistant to the actions of insulin, and it takes more Insulin to do it's jobs. This generally leads to more weight gain, more Insulin resistance, diabetes, high blood pressure, high lipids, heart disease and many other risk factors for early disease and death. ...Read more

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What is the best herb/vitamin. For pcos insulin resistance / weight loss?

What is the best herb/vitamin. For pcos insulin resistance / weight loss?

Lifestyle changes: There really isn't one exceptional herb or supplement for pcos. There are many options but they must be combined with the proper diet and exercise for maximal effect. Pcos and weight loss should be treated in a holistic, integrative way, looking at the whole picture and getting at the root of the problem. ...Read more

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Insulin resistance syndrome unintended weight loss 5x6 weigh 96 lbs?

Insulin resistance: This is not making sense, especially on actis where there is normally some weight gain. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for metformin for insulin resistance to work in achieving weight loss?

How long does it take for metformin for insulin resistance to work in achieving weight loss?

No or maybe: There is no consistent evidence that metformin helps with weight loss. Studies simply do not back up this statement. Individuals do seem to lose weight while on metformin, but it is not at all clear it's the drug. ...Read more

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What is the ideal breakfast for someone with pcos / insulin resistance? Something to promote weight loss/low carb?

What is the ideal breakfast for someone with pcos / insulin resistance? Something to promote weight loss/low carb?

Breakfast: The important thing is not to skip breakfast. Low glycemic diet is important. Omega 3 rather than omega 6, trans fats and saturated fats are important. Fruit, veggies and protein should be an important part of any meal. Also, a morning and afternoon snack with a bit less less food at your meals, ie spread the calories around can also help. ...Read more

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Tolerance (Definition)

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


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more