You’ve heard the blood pressure readings. You know the optimal blood pressure levels. You even know some of the medications used to treat high blood pressure. BUT… do you know how they got those numbers? Most people don’t, so let me explain (I’ll try not to get TOO tech-y). [Read more…]
I KNOW! Weird, but it’s absolutely true. [Read more…]
The biggest reason that IR is such a problematic disease, besides the fact that your blood sugar is increasing and your insulin efficiency is decreasing, is that there are SO many other things that are affected as well.
Recently, we delved into who is more prone to get Insulin Resistance (IR). I mentioned that one of the visible indications of IR is a skin change called Acanthosis Nigricans. [Read more…]
Who is at risk for Insulin Resistance?
Roughly 1 in 3 Americans have IR whether they know it or not. IR is a condition in which the cells no longer see or recognize Insulin. This causes the blood sugar levels to increase because the cells don’t receive the signal to let the sugar in. [Read more…]