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PCOS & Insulin Resistance

Published : October 11, 2021 5 mins read Updated On : Mar 22, 2024

If you're a Cyster, you might know what I'm talking about. Constant cravings, weight loss troubles are some of the common problems that PCOS cysters face because of insulin resistance.

Insulin levels rise briefly after eating in typical circumstances. It causes the liver and muscles to absorb sugar from the bloodstream and convert it into energy. As a result, blood sugar levels drop and insulin levels drop as well. On a fasting blood test, both sugar and insulin are normal when insulin sensitivity is normal.

Blood sugar levels may be normal, but insulin levels are high in people who have insulin resistance. Why? Because the pancreas must produce increasing amounts of insulin in order to get its message across. Inflammation and weight gain are both caused by too much insulin. It also has the potential to cause Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. An overabundance of insulin is also a physiological cause of PCOS.

Insulin resistance and PCOS have a connection.

Insulin resistance is a common symptom of PCOS in both fat and thin people. It affects 70-95 percent of obese PCOS women and 30-75 percent of lean PCOS women.

High insulin levels are not only a sign of PCOS they are also a primary cause of the disease. Ovulation can be hampered by high insulin levels, which cause the ovaries to produce too much testosterone.

Over the previous ten years, an increased rate of PCOS has been linked to a rise in obesity and weight gain, according to one study.

A galloping surge (of PCOS) in conjunction with the increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes was described in another study.

Insulin resistance in women is frequently accompanied by few, if any, symptoms. When they do, they're similar to what every other woman with the illness has gone through.

The following are some of the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance in PCOS:

  • Sweets and salty meal cravings

  • Skin discoloration in the groin, armpits, or behind the neck.

  • Fatigue

  • Urination is more frequent or more intense.

  • Increased thirst or hunger

  • Hands and feet get a tingling sensation.

  • A waistline that measures more over 35 inches

  • Blood pressure levels of 130/80 or greater are considered high.

  • A fasting glucose level of more than 100 mg/dL is considered high.

  • Triglyceride levels in the fasting state are greater than 150 mg/dL.

  • Low HDL cholesterol levels (less than 50 mg/dL)

  • Tags on the skin

  • Acanthosis nigricans (black, velvety skin patches).

If a woman has these insulin resistance PCOS signs and symptoms, she may have PCOS. Blood tests will most likely be ordered by a doctor to see how effectively the body handles sugar.

The fasting glucose level and glucosuria are two of them.

Insulin resistance PCOS and pregnancy

Whether or not a woman has PCOS, the older she gets, the more difficult it is to conceive. PCOS pregnancy is an option for a woman with insulin resistance who is attempting to conceive.

Insulin resistance is a major cause of infertility in women, especially in those who are overweight. Insulin resistance can typically make it possible for a woman to become pregnant, while extra reproductive treatments may be required in some cases.

Fasting insulin level in PCOS

In general, a fasting insulin level of 30 U/mL in a diabetic patient suggests more insulin resistance than in a normoglycemic patient. Fasting insulin levels, on the other hand, may be in the ?normal? range in up to 40% of PCOS patients with impaired glucose tolerance as determined by the OGTT.

PCOS normal insulin level

Many thin PCOS women have normal insulin levels, but are more likely to develop hyperinsulinemia after eating, according to research. Insulin hypersensitivity is present in the early stages of PCOS with very slim PCOS  even if post-meal insulin is normal.

Insulin resistance in PCOS resistance

PCOS can't be cured but it can be managed so that it doesn't become worse over time. With proper exercise and diet, this can be done. But a diet doesn't give you the necessary nutrients for managing PCOS so always use supplements as well.

Chicnutrix Cysterhood and Cysterhood Inositol are such supplements that help in managing PCOS.

Cysterhood is manufactured using Swiss Effervescent Technology and prepared with clinically tested components, 600 mg of N-acetylcysteine, and Vitamin C, resulting in a well-balanced mix that supports hormone and ovarian health from the inside out. Balances the hormones via way of means of decreasing androgens and testosterone. It additionally regulates the menstrual cycle, reduces inflammation and oxidative stress, helps ovulation, improves reproductive health and insulin resistance. It is great on taste in a splendid strawberry flavour.

Cysterhood Inositol is made up of a proprietary blend of scientifically proven ratios of Myo-inositol to D-chiro-inositol (Caronositol): Vegan Vitamin D3, Vitamin B9 (Folate), and Chromium in a 3.6:1 ratio. It aids in the reduction of high insulin levels, which decreases insulin resistance, as well as the regulation of ovulatory cycles, which aids in the improvement of fertility, the reduction of inflammation, and the balancing of hormones. It aids in the prevention of Vitamin D3 deficiency and the management of PCOS weight. The MI: DCI ratio of 3.6:1 has been shown to boost the pregnancy rate by 65.5 percent. It is great on taste in a yummy raspberry flavor.

Both of these are manufactured with clinically proven components, are vegan and gluten-free. Also, these supplements are doctor approved and are gentle on the stomach.

Do give them a try and become #StrongerThanPCOS!!


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