Insulin resistance, sometimes referred to as polycystic ovary syndrome in women, is a complex metabolic disorder that affects both men and women. Although often known as precursor to diabetes, insulin resistance is the root cause of many physical, emotional and cosmetic problems. The disorder is caused by a combination of genetics and lifestyle factors and affects millions of people in the United States. In fact, the condition is growing in epidemic proportions.
You may not know if you have insulin resistance. Many of the symptoms are very common and can include weight gain, difficulty achieving or maintaining a healthy pregnancy, unwanted hair growth, acne or balding. Insulin resistance can also cause headaches, fatigue and anxiety or depression. If left untreated, the condition it can also lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and central obesity – risk factors for diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke.
Thankfully, if you are diagnosed with insulin resistance/PCOS, you have the power to reverse the symptoms associated with insulin resistance, and decrease your risk for the diseases which can later occur. Ways to Wellness MD offers expertise in the prevention and treatment of insulin resistance by addressing lifestyle habits that contribute to the problem.
You will work closely with a physician and multidisciplinary team of experts to learn how to make dietary changes that can help your body use insulin more effectively. For example, knowing what types of food is best for your body, when to eat and how to properly blend food groups can reduce inflammation associated with problem. Learning how exercise and proper dietary supplements can have a tremendous impact in this condition.
Benefits of Insulin Resistance Counseling
Taking control of your health and learning how to help your body properly use insulin, thereby steadying your glucose levels, provides limitless benefits. Once you know how to make appropriate diet and lifestyle changes, you can transform how you feel each day. Taking these natural steps also helps many people avoid the use of medication. Other benefits may include:
- Increased energy
- Improved weight loss results
- Better sleep
- Successful pregnancy
- Clearer skin
- Better overall outlook and sense of wellbeing
- Improved longevity
- Fewer emotional swings