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Is there a certain diet plan and exercise plan i need to be on with pcos and insulin resistance?

Is there a certain diet plan and exercise plan i need to be on with pcos and insulin resistance?

Go low carb/glycemic: The mediterranean diet, dash diet, and low glycemic diets can all be helpful with weight loss, improving your cholesterol levels, and improving Insulin resistance and really you don't want a diet because that's short term - you want to change your eating habits permanently so look for one of these plans that you can stick with. ...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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16 yrs old pcos patient, on a diet for insulin resistance weight reduction. Its hard to be on track and my craving for chocolate are killing me!

16 yrs old pcos patient, on a diet for insulin resistance weight reduction. Its hard to be on track and my craving for chocolate are killing me!

Not suprised: You already know you are Insulin resistant, so you need to modify your diet appropriately and maybe take metformin (glucophage) to modify this consequence of pcos. Losing weight and staying active, and certain foods/medications can decrease your appetite. Ask your pcp. You have a genetic challenge, so get your head around it, and follow well established guidelines for pcos. ...Read more

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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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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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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?

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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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. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...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