What are the Symptoms of Insulin Resistance?

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Insulin Resistance causes many symptoms easily diagnosed as many other conditions.

Symptoms of Insulin Resistance

Fatigue. Sometimes the fatigue is physical, but often it is mental. 

  • Muscles, nerves, brain, and all other parts of the body require oxygen and glucose to function efficiently. Insulin Resistance deprives all of them of the necessary oxygen and glucose. 
  • RBC agglutination slows blood flow to the muscles, nerves and all parts of the body. RBC agglutination causes RBCs to shed oxygen. Further depriving all of the body of oxygen and glucose. 

Brain fogginess and inability to focus. 

  • Brain requires oxygen and glucose to function efficiently. Insulin Resistance deprives the brain of the necessary oxygen and glucose. 
  • RBC agglutination slows blood flow to the muscles, nerves and all parts of the body.
  • RBC agglutination causes RBCs to shed oxygen. Further depriving all of the body of oxygen and glucose. 

Depression

  • When the brain is deprived of oxygen and glucose, brain function slows down, going into power saver mode creating the symptoms of “depression”. 
  • Brain requires oxygen and glucose to function efficiently. Insulin Resistance deprives the brain of the necessary oxygen and glucose.  
  • RBC agglutination slows blood flow to the brain. Further depriving the brain of oxygen and glucose. 

Nerve Pain – Blood/Nerve Reciprocity

  • Nerves and all other parts of the body require oxygen and glucose to function efficiently. Insulin Resistance deprives all of them of the necessary oxygen and glucose. 
  • All nerves depend wholly upon the arterial system for their oxygen and glucose and the quality of their function, such as sensation, signal transmission and motion.
  • A loss of blood flow results in nerve cell deterioration and ultimately in nerve death starting within minutes. A deteriorating nerve send pain signals to the brain.
  • RBC agglutination slows blood flow to the nerves and all parts of the body.

High Blood Sugar

  • Mild, brief periods of low blood sugar are normal during the day, especially if meals are not eaten on a regular schedule. But prolonged hyperglycemia with some of the symptoms listed here, especially physical and mental fatigue, are not normal. 
  • Feeling agitated, jittery, moody, nauseated, or having a headache is common in Insulin Resistance, without immediate relief once food is eaten.

What is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin resistance is when cells in your muscles, fat, and liver don’t respond in a good way to insulin and can’t use glucose from your blood for energy. To make up for it, your pancreas attempts to make more insulin. Over time, your blood sugar levels go up, unless the high circulating insulin levels are further challenged by a prolonged period of fasting or dietary restriction, i.e. food allergies/sensitivities, Keto, Paleo, Vegan, etc. 

Why is your body not responding to insulin?

It is always assumed that the pancreas is producing an adequate quantity and quality of insulin. This may be accurate initially. However, as alkaline-activated pancreatic enzymes are activated within the pancreas, these enzymes begin digesting the insulin and glucagon producing endocrine cells. These enzyme them have access into the blood stream where they being breaking down the connective elastic lining of the blood vessels.

insulin resistance many common symptoms

You could be insulin resistant for years without knowing it. This condition causes ubiquitous symptoms that are common to more popular conditions, i.e. Low Thyroid, PCOS, Low T, High Cholesterol, etc. You can’t tell that you have insulin resistance by how you feel. The symptoms are common to all the popular hormone and cholesterol conditions.

Insulin resistance is often present for up to 10 years or more before an “official” diagnosis of Diabetes. Many never develop Type 2 Diabetes but suffer for decades from insulin resistance. Especially, those with long-term dietary restrictions. That is a long time to do nothing about it. It is also a long time for you to do something about it.

Waiting results in more prescriptions per person.

It is money in the bank for Doctors, Hospitals and Drug Companies to overlook Insulin Resistance, AKA: Pre-Diabetes. While you wait, they can prescribe Hormone Replacement Therapy, Thyroid Hormone Replacement, Cholesterol Lowering Drugs and Pain Relieving Drugs before they get to the real cash cow – Diabetes. Most will never develop Diabetes, but they will have you on these drugs for the remainder of your life unless you take action. Insulin Resistance and all of the ubiquitous symptoms are easily reversed. But they will never tell you that. Follow the money.

But My Blood Sugar Is Low Normal!

How many people are restricting their diet because of Professional and Social Media Influencer diet recommendations?

People with pre-diabetes or insulin resistance also can have low or normal blood sugars, if their high circulating insulin levels are further challenged by a prolonged period of fasting or dietary restriction, e.g. food allergy/sensitivities, Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Vegetarian, etc. 

Low Testosterone in Men

How many different forms of Estrogen are there?

First, I want you to understand, I screwed my health up by hormone replacement. I failed to ask the following questions:

  • Does Testosterone stay as Testosterone in the body?
  • Does Testosterone convert to downstream Estrogen?
  • What does Estrogen do to a man’s body?
Healthcare providers – Medical, Chiropractic, Functional and Alternative practitioners all use this chart for Male Hormones. Ignoring the tear-outs, which they assume (ass / u / me) are not involved in the male body.

The above chart shows the hormones typically involved in men’s health. What about the rest of the hormones? Most Healthcare providers are overwhelmed by the complete hormone chart shown below. Do you see any difference between the two charts?

While at a Functional Endocrinology Seminar, I asked what Etiocholanolone was and what it did. The Functional Neurologist presenter said he did not know and because the primary developer and author of the course never wrote about it. It is not important to understand.

Dr. Dave

Insulin Resistance Causes “Low T” in Men

While Insulin Resistance Causes “Low T” in Men. Insulin Resistance causes “High T” in women.

People with pre-diabetes or insulin resistance also can have low or normal blood sugars, if their high circulating insulin levels are further challenged by a prolonged period of fasting or dietary restriction. So it is never considered.

Peer Groups include Professional and Social Media Influencers. Who are too busy promoting the popular Diagnosis du Jour memes and Fake Fad Diagnosis to drive product sales.

Symptoms of Insulin Resistance

  • Fatigue.
  • Brain fogginess and inability to focus. Sometimes the fatigue is physical, but often it is mental.
  • People with pre-diabetes or insulin resistance also can have low or normal blood sugars, if their high circulating insulin levels are further challenged by a prolonged period of fasting or dietary restriction.
  • High blood sugar. Mild, brief periods of low blood sugar are normal during the day, especially if meals are not eaten on a regular schedule. But prolonged hyperglycemia with some of the symptoms listed here, especially physical and mental fatigue, are not normal.
  • Red Blood Cell aggregation has been consistently associated with insulin resistance.
  • Feeling agitated, jittery, moody, nauseated, or having a headache is common in Insulin Resistance, without immediate relief once food is eaten.
  • Intestinal bloating. Most intestinal gas produced from dysbiosis.
  • Insulin Resistance sufferers who eat carbohydrates suffer from gas, lots of it.
  • Sleepiness. Many people with Insulin Resistance get sleepy immediately after eating a meal exceeding their Carbohydrate Tolerance.
  • Fatigue after meals, craving sugar after meals, must have dessert:
    • Cut back on carbs until you are no longer sleepy after meals and/or do not crave sugar after eating.
  • Weight gain, fat storage, difficulty losing weight. The fat in IR is generally stored around the midsection in both males and females.
  • Increased cholesterol and triglycerides.
    • When triglycerides are equal to or greater than cholesterol suspect Diabetes.
  • Increased blood pressure. It is a fact that most people with hypertension have too much insulin and are Insulin Resistant. It is often possible to show a direct relationship between the level of insulin and blood pressure: as insulin levels elevate, so does blood pressure.
  • Depression. Because carbohydrates are a natural “downer,” depressing the brain, it is not uncommon to see many depressed persons who also have Insulin Resistance.
The effects Insulin Resistance causes in the body are overlooked, because there is no drug (money to be made) for it. Insulin Resistance is easy to reverse (no money to be made). So they wait for it to progress to Diabetes before they do anything. Can you say Cha-Ching? Then they have a life long cash machine.

So, what does estrogen do in males? The most common symptoms of high estrogen in men include these eight:

  • Sexual dysfunction (low libido, decreased morning erections, decreased erectile function)
  • Enlarged breasts
  • Lower urinary tract symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Increased abdominal fat (can also be a symptom of low estrogen)
  • Feeling tired
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Emotional disturbances, especially depression
  • Enhances Insulin Resistance and the associated symptoms

Insulin Resistance Cause Red Blood Cells to Stick Together.

When Red Blood Cells stick together. They shed their oxygen. They cannot make the turn into capillaries. Which even if they did, the Red Blood Cells are not carrying a full load of oxygen. Thus the symptoms below.

Symptoms of Red Blood Cell Aggregation

  • Fatigue
  • Brain fogginess and inability to focus
  • Nerve pain
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Numbness and tingling in arms and legs
  • Muscle cramping
Hormones traveling through the blood stream are constantly sampled by the Hypothalamus in the Brain.