What Causes Insulin Resistance?

Magnifying GlassInsulin 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:

  • NurseThe 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.

 

 

Next Steps

Becoming victorious over the symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is not easy, but you can overcome your PCOS symptoms to live the life you deserve.

It takes strength, courage, and perseverance. It can be challenging and that’s why Insulite Health created this website. It's has information and resources that will help you balance your hormones and reverse PCOS symptoms.

So take these next steps now! Use the links below to learn how to make the changes that will transform your health and your life forever.

  1. Read more about PCOS. Search our 1300 page PCOS library.
  2. Join our Facebook Group right now!  Pose your questions to this group of like-minded women and get the support you need.
  3. Take the PCOS Quiz! Get your PCOS score and assess your risk.  
  4. Learn more about the Insulite 5-Element PCOS Solution

 

Insulite Health, is committed to helping women reverse their symptoms of hormone imbalance. Scientific research has revealed that this imbalance can be a primary cause of many devastating health symptoms. Hormone Imbalance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) - a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, adult acne, unwanted facial hair, depression, anxiety, and heartbreaking female infertility.

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