26 Eye-Opening Insulin Resistance Symptoms And Signs You Need To Watch For

26 Eye-Opening Insulin Resistance Symptoms And Signs You Need To Watch For


Insulin resistance signs and symptoms.
Everyone knows today that insulin resistance is a big problem but how do
you know that you have it? Do you have to go get blood work or are there certain
things that you can tell anyway? Today we’re going to talk about that and we’re
going to explain it so that you have a good understanding. Coming right up (Wellness For Life) when I started planning this video I
wanted to see what was available in the medical world so I went online and I
looked up the Mayo Clinic science and symptoms of insulin resistance and I had
to say I was surprised when the Mayo Clinic says that it generally has no
signs and symptoms that insulin resistance is not generally associated
with any signs and symptoms and I’m thinking but there’s all these things
we’re going to talk about don’t they have isn’t Mayo Clinic supposed to be
like the best of the best maybe they have the doctors just see patient and
someone else writes the website I’m not sure about anyway
then I looked at a website called diabetes dot co dot uk’
and I don’t think it’s a government website but it’s like a community for
diabetes and they have certainly heard of a few things so they had listed one
sign would be lethargy or or fatigue that you you’re tired all the time you
don’t have any energy second would be hunger and that is certainly a common
sign because insulin keeps you insulin resistance keeps you from using the fuel
that you have stored on your body so if you I did a video on the basics of
insulin resistance if you haven’t seen that yet then go and go and check that
out as well third they have poor focus and concentration number for weight gain
you know anyone who has gained weight well that’s a sign of insulin resistance
and when we go through these keep in mind that insulin resistant doesn’t mean
that you have have all of these you could certainly
have this without instantly resistance meaning that there’s another cause for
it and you could be insulin resistance without having all or most or hardly any
of these anything is possible but when we look at it we see what large groups
of people have found associated with insulin resistance
number five belly fat that’s a big one because the insulin tends to create
insulin resistance and start in the liver and then the fat starts building
up in the midsection so that the classic apple shape of weight gain is typically
associated with insulin resistance and therefore it is also associated with the
greatest health risks that’s the kind of fat that is strongly associated with
degenerative disease so those were things that I found online and then I’ve
had some courses also in functional medicine and we’re gonna get into a
little more detail and talk about these things so number six fatigue in general
is a sign but especially if it happens after a meal because when you eat and
your blood sugar goes up that blood sugar is supposed to go into the cell
but if your insulin resistant the cell is resisting that glucose it can’t get
out of the bloodstream and the food you ate just keeps jacking up the blood
sugar now the only way the body can get rid of the glucose is to turn it into
triglycerides so that’s why the blood triglycerides go up but it’s also why
you get tired because converting that glucose to triglycerides is very
expensive digesting food is expensive it uses a lot of energy to start with but
then if you have to convert the glucose to triglycerides now you’re kind of
wasting or spending energy on two fronts seven you wake with sugar cravings
because with insulin resistance you’re not using you’re not having a steady
blood sugar you’re not using the sugar in your body because it can’t get into
the cell so your body constantly has cravings and want more and if you wake
with sugar cravings that’s a sign of insulin resistance if you have sugar
cravings after meals that you have already eaten food your body is supposed
to be satisfied but the sugar can’t get into the cell because of the insulin and
now your body just wants more the insulin makes you hungry it gives you
the cravings sugar cravings not satisfied by sweets that you eat sugar
and you still have cravings for more and more sugar if you crash after lunch you
can get fatigued in general but especially after lunch you crash and you
can’t make it through the afternoon without caffeine or without stimulants
if you wake up and you’re not rested that’s another sign or if you are unable
to lose the weight so it’s one thing to gain the weight insulin is responsible
mostly for most weight gain in terms of packing on the way but then if you try
just about everything if you try the calorie restriction and the smaller
meals and the exercise and the deprivation and nothing happens then
chances are very good that you are insulin resistant if you have difficulty
falling asleep that’s another sign of insulin resistance if you have joint
pain if you have depression or anxiety then that those are also signs of
insulin resistance and now we’re getting to some of the fun stuff here it’s not
so fun for the people who have it but it’s sort of interesting how how
far-reaching these these effects can be androgen there’s an androgen shift in
females the females turn more masculine that’s an androgen shift and what
happens there is there’s a an enzyme called lyase that is up regulated by
insulin and in females it has the tendency to convert
estrogen into testosterone so the female body makes estrogen but the insulin
starts a process to convert it into testosterone so now they have
testosterone excess more testosterone than a female should have and this
affects as many as 10 percent of the women in childbearing age because of
that with the testosterone within hormone imbalance then they can’t get
pregnant so this is actually the number one reason for infertility in the
Western world is insulin resistance they also get hirsutism or hirsutism however
you want to pronounce that and what that is it’s unwanted hair growth so males
and females grow hair in slightly different places and especially males
when they get older and they have more testosterone then the hair stops growing
in places where you might want it and it starts growing more so in the places you
don’t want it such as out of the ears and out of the nose and on the chin so
with females getting this androgen shift and this testosterone dominance they
start getting that same kind of unwanted hair growth in males the opposite thing
happens so in males there is something called aromatase upregulation so it’s
a different enzyme but it’s the same sort of effect but opposite so insulin
resistance a lot of insulin up regulates aromatase which in men converts
testosterone to estrogen so it’s the kind of the same problem but opposites
females turn more masculine and men turn more feminine as a result of that with
too much estrogen then man can get erectile dysfunction and they can get
what’s commonly known as man boobs and we did a video on that and explain that
in a little more D tail also and it’s so important to
understand these principles because a lot of guys go in and get their blood
work and they get a hormone panel and they see that they’re low in
testosterone so they give them a cream a testosterone cream to start rubbing but
in the presence of insulin they’re just up regulating their aromatase and all
the testosterone that they’re rubbing in the cream gets converted into estrogen
so they’re just making the problem worse if they don’t understand this and it’s
also really really tough on the grandkids because when grandma turns
into grandpa and the kids can’t tell them apart anymore that’s really hard on
them so if you’re a grandpa and your grandkid comes up and calls you grandma
that could also be a sign of insulin resistance so that’s 21 signs and
symptoms that you may be insulin resistant and a signer symptom is
something that either someone can observe that’s a sign or something you
experience that’s a symptom so if you find something on blood work then that’s
a test that’s not really a sign or a symptom but I wanted to include a few
more here at the end because most people in the Western world get blood work some
kind of blood work with some regularity so most of these things are known to us
most women go to an ob/gyn and they get an ultrasound or something and they find
out so if you have PCOS that is also very strongly associated with insulin
resistance PCOS is polycystic ovarian syndrome it can give very irregular
periods very painful symptoms with with your menstrual period and it also often
results in infertility number 23 most people know if they have high blood
pressure that is often associated with insulin resistance cholesterol
imbalances raised total cholesterol but also an increased LDL and a decreased
HDL meaning the between the two gets worse often
associated with insulin resistance and increased triglycerides like we talked
about if the body has no place to put the sugar it has to convert it into
triglycerides that’s one of the fastest and simplest ways of understanding this
and when people go on a low-carb or a ketogenic diet where and this amazes a
lot of people but if you understand that mechanism it is so obvious that if you
cut your carbs to almost zero and you start eating lots and lots of fat your
blood fats go down and it happens very quickly and because insulin is a hormone
and it is the dominant it’s like the sledgehammer of all hormones if it is
out of balance it’s very likely that a lot of other hormones will be out of
balance not just testosterone and estrogen but it can influence virtually
every other hormone in the body so in addition to blood work which we’re gonna
go over on some later videos and talk about how to analyze that and what tests
to do to really understand this there are lots and lots of ways that you can
start noticing if you might have insulin resistance and since the Mayo Clinic
hadn’t heard of any of these maybe someone would be nice enough to to share
the link with them so that they could be informed as well right now the official
guidelines for insulin resistance is to eat low fat and high carb diet with lots
and lots of grains and that’s really sad because that’s a diet that’s pretty much
guaranteed to cause diabetes if you are insulin resistant it will make it worse
and I was very very pleased to notice on this British website that they said a
low-carb diet or a ketogenic diet which is a very low carb diet can be the most
beneficial and most helpful in reversing insulin resistance and that’s of course
what everyone in the keto and low-carb community knows is that
that’s the mechanism that that actually works so if you’re new to this channel
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is killing millions and millions of people there are tens of millions of new
cases of insulin resistance every year and it doesn’t have to be that way all
they have to know is how it really works and that’s what we talk about on this
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