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Over The Counter Treatment For Insulin Resistance Syndrome
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
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) ...Read more
Depends: The most common drug that we use for Insulin resistance is metformin. For various reasons that is often held during hospitalizations. If one is on acots prior to going into the hospital that might be continued depending on the clinical scenario. Other aspects of the Insulin resistance syndrome like elevated blood pressure or lipid problems will be addressed as separate problems. ...Read more
Weight control: Insulin resistance varies with your weight and with other factors such as the amount of physiologic stress at any one time (infections, trauma, surgery, certain meds etc. Will affect this). You probably cannot eliminate Insulin resistance but you can lower it by keeping our weight at or near an ideal level. Start with modifying the starches in your diet. ...Read more
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
Metabolic syndrome: Insulin resistance is also know as metabolic syndrome or syndrome X, and was defined in the 80's by Gerald Reaven (see Banting lecture 1984). It describes a constellation of signs, viz overweight (or abdominal circumference >94cm) raised BP >135/80, Raised fasting Glucose >5.6mmol/l, raised triglycerides and lowered HDL. It is assumed to increase the risk for diabetes and CVD. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you can do this on your own please go online and begin to understand insulin resistance.
If you go online but don't yet fully understand the problem, please set up an appointment to see your primary doctor as soon as possible.
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Is insulin resistance the same as insulin resistance syndrom/ metabolic syndrome or does the former lead to the latter?
It's all pretty: Much the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
I understand divalproex sodium causes weight gain by affecting insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome. What explains the weight gain from gabapentin?
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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
I read that antidepressants cause weight gain due to insulin resistance. If I take zoloft, (sertraline) I can counter weight gain taking L-glutamine and L-leucine?
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