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Why is there insulin resistance in pcos?

Why is there insulin resistance in pcos?

Adipose Tissue: It is thought to be caused by hormones produced by fat tissue, particularly the adipose tissue surrounding your organs within the abdominal cavity. ...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


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Why does pcos cause insulin resistance?

Why does pcos cause insulin resistance?

Other way around: Insulin resistance comes first, leads to extra Insulin (because of insensitivity), which then acts on the ovaries similar to insulin-like growth-factor (igf), this leads to increased testosterone, which often leads to pcos - hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are effects of insulin resistance on body with pcos?

What are effects of insulin resistance on body with pcos?

Many: Insulin resistance usually comes along or preceeds the metabolic syndrome which comes with low hdl(good cholesterol) and high triglecerides, after some time your resistance increases and you might develop type 2 diabetes. The changes in your circulation(small vessels) will cause hardening and hypertension to be followed by protein in your urine and high blod pressure. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are effects of insulin resistance in pcos?

Could you tell me what are effects of insulin resistance in pcos?

Most have it!: Insulin resistance is a cause for pcos. Most women with Insulin resistant pcos also have hirsutism (extra facial hair/body hair). The long term consequence is the development of type 2 diabetes. It is part of at broader issue: metabolic syndrome. Insulin is both anabolic, but also inflammatory. Eating much less starch and sugar is key. Treatment with metformin will help. ...Read more

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Pcos and insulin resistance are correlated what tests could be done to distinguish the insulin resistance in a pcos woman?

Pcos and insulin resistance are correlated what tests could be done to distinguish the insulin resistance in a pcos woman?

Insulin level: Insulin and glucose levels can be tested to diagnose insulin resistance. Insulin levels are high in those with insulin resistance. Once blood glucose levels are high even with elevated levels of insulin, you have reached the point of type 2 diabetes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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

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Does inositol help in PCOS and insulin resistance?

Does inositol help in PCOS and insulin resistance?

Yes.: Inositol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate with 9 stereoisomers. D-chiro inositol(DCI) and Myo-inositol increase the action of insulin in patients with the polycystic ovary syndrome, thereby improving ovulatory function and decreasing serum androgen concentrations, blood pressure, and plasma triglyceride concentrations. Can restore normal menses. http://bit.ly/1Qft6SU ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


Dr. Michael Moran
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Insulin Resistance Syndrome (Definition)

Insulin resistance syndrome is also known as Rheumatic fever. Insulin resistance syndrome, also called metabolic syndrome, is a set of conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and obesity around the waist that leads to an increased risk in diseases like heart ...Read more