Insulin Resistance has many factors that contribute to its presence in the body. In essence, our environment and lifestyles have evolved too rapidly for our bodies to keep pace. We are still genetically “wired” to thrive on the entrenched habits of our ancestors who consumed different, nutrient-rich foods, a diet low in carbohydrates, and also sustained greater levels of movement and exercise.
Some women might also have a genetic predisposition to Insulin Resistance. Others develop Insulin Resistance through unhealthy lifestyles.
Over time, the above factors have damaged the complex ability of our bodies’ cells to properly utilize insulin to convert glucose to energy. Unhealthy diets cause the pancreas to overproduce insulin that then overwhelms the cells reducing their sensitivity to insulin and impairing the vital process whereby glucose passes through the cell membrane to be converted into energy.
Effects of Insulin Resistance
Left unchecked, Insulin Resistance can cause a number of negative effects in the body:
- The de-sensitized cell membrane causes the “rejected” insulin to stay in the bloodstream where it causes a variety of conditions, including the unbalanced hormones seen in PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and initiats the beginning processes for cardiovascular disease.
- Unable to enter the cell because of the cell membranes’ insulin insensitivity, glucose also stays in the bloodstream and is converted to fat, leading to weight gain which can result in obesity.
- Eventually many health-related functions can fail and cause numerous serious diseases besides PCOS, such as the cluster of increased risks for a heart attack or stroke called Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X) and Pre-Diabetes, which if neglected, can lead to Type 2 Diabetes.
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