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What is the treatment for insulin resistance syndrome?

What is the treatment for insulin resistance syndrome?

Low glycemic foods: Focus on low glycemic foods preferably all natural and try to avoid artificial sweeteners, diet products and sugar free products. ...Read more

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 are the treatments for Insulin resistance syndrome?

What are the treatments for Insulin resistance syndrome?

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

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What is the best diet and workouts for an insulin resistance syndrome patient?

What is the best diet and workouts for an insulin resistance syndrome patient?

Diabetic diet and. .: A diet suitable for a diabetic (it would help to consult a nutritionist), low in carbohydrates, weight loss and increase in physical activity, (any aerobic exercise will do) help in reversing Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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How is insulin resistance syndrome cared for when under hospital care?

How is insulin resistance syndrome cared for when under hospital care?

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

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How can you eliminate insulin resistance syndrome?

How can you eliminate insulin resistance syndrome?

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

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What is the best diet for insulin resistance syndrome?

What is the best diet for insulin resistance syndrome?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Insulin resistance syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Insulin resistance syndrome?

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

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What are the tests for insulin resistance syndrome?

What are the tests for insulin resistance syndrome?

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 more

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What are the tests for Insulin resistance syndrome?

Serum insulin: Fasting and 2 hour post prandial insulin, forearm clamp test for insulin resistance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of insulin resistance syndrome?

What are the symptoms of insulin resistance syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Insulin resistance syndrome?

Insulin resistance: 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.
Things should go OK - Please let me know. ...Read more

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

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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What are your treatment options with possible insulin resistance?

What are your treatment options with possible insulin resistance?

See: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/metabolic-syndrome/basics/treatment/con-20027243

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Chromium pic: Chromium picconalate helps regulate glucose and Insulin very effectively. SSRIs and related meds affect serotonin in the gut and other areas besides the brain. The GI tract has lots of serotonin receptors. The mechanism of meds affecting blood sugar isn't fully clarified. ...Read more

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How can I beat syndrome x (insulin resistance) through diet?

How can I beat syndrome x (insulin resistance) through diet?

Low carbs: The most successful diet for people with insulin resistance is low carb/low starch diet (South Beach, Zone diet). Any diet that promotes weight loss will help lower insulin resistance. Exercise is also essential to help lose weight and keep it off. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can beat syndrome x (insulin resistance) through diet?

Can I tell me how I can beat syndrome x (insulin resistance) through diet?

Diet and exercise: Some of this is genetic, but you can minimize the genetics with diet, aimed at keeping your weight down, and exericise, as much as you can. ...Read more

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. Thomas Namey
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Metabolic Syndrome (Definition)

A cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood-sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart ...Read more