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Natural Remedies For Insulin Resistance
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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Healthy weight loss: A low glycemic index diet for all patients with pcos can improve fertility according to a large harvard study by dr chavarro and colleagues. He outlines this diet in his book "the fertility diet". If you are overweight, healthy weight loss may be all you need to start ovulating regularly. A supplement - inositol - may also be helpful. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No and yes: No! there is no herbal solution for diabetes, and none that even help. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Yes! there is a natural solution -- it's education, diet, exercise, weight loss, good medical advice, monitoring, prevention, control of BP and lipids, regularizing blood sugar -- it's a very natural thing to do, to save your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Igf-1 is a potent glucose lowering agent , in fact the new Insulin analogs Humalog (insulin lispro) and NovoLog have alterations in one of the Insulin components that were derived from the observation that when igf-i was injected through the skin it lowered the sugar faster than regular insulin. ...Read more
Lifestyle change : Even for patients on medication for diabetes or metabolic syndrome, a healthy diet accompanied by weight loss, exercise, and quality sleep (or treated obstructive sleep apnea), is the key to getting back on track. For those already on medication, doctors may even be able to decrease doses once the effects of lifestyle change start happening. A healthy lifestyle involves a lifelong commitment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there a quick, natural (Without insulin or prescriptions) way to lower glucose levels when elevated?
Yes: In a word, exercise. Remember your muscle tissues require glucose as energy to contract. If you have a mildly elevated blood sugar, exercise will reduce the level of blood sugar within 30 minutes to an hour. No matter what your diabetes treatment is, you can utilize exercise to reduce blood sugar. Try it now. Check your blood sugar, walk one hour, then recheck. See the difference? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be, but hardly: Any one is deficient in chromium. While chromium does influence Insulin resistance, any body eating anywhere near a normal diet is not likely to be deficient. See this site for more information. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/chromium-healthprofessional/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Forgive my frankness: Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that's a grave personal and professional problem. It's manageable with benzoyl peroxide and prescription-strength rx's from your doctor. If someone is forcing you to use "natural" / non-evidence-based remedies because of a misguided fear of real science, you have my sympathy and you have a right to be very angry. Hope you get help now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need medication: It is important to determine the cause of diabetes insipidus. It involves the absense of a pituitary hormone. Common causes are head trauma, pituitary tumors, surgery. Kidney diabetes insipidus (nephrogenic) can be caused by certain drugs, such as lithium. If your doctor knows the cause, then treating the cause can sometimes reverse it. But usually treatment with DDAVP (desmopressin) is essential. ...Read more
Can dim /di-indole-methane/ supplement that balances estrogen levels, help get rid of gynecomastia ?
Balancing estrogen?: Maybe. There's no good studies ; little theory; it's targeted for bodybuilders abusing steroids. You're an adult now. You're also taking prednisone, which i must suppose is prescribed by a physician for something really serious. Your life is too difficult already for you to be called "the guy with the __s". You owe it to yourself to have definitive treatment, which is office surgery. ...Read more
Blood pressure : There are many natural approaches to blood pressure, but there are a lot of variables. For example, your age, the number of BP medications you're already on, your weight, etc. There is an 8-wk acupuncture program, studied and published through harvard medical school several years ago, that showed sustained lowering of BP for mild-to-moderate conditions without using medications. ...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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