Insulin Resistance creates increased levels of insulin and
glucose in the blood stream, which is a major underlying cause
of Metabolic Syndrome, also known as Syndrome X.
Combating this condition is
crucial for heart disease prevention because Metabolic Syndrome
can result in damage to the cardiovascular system, specifically the lining
of the arteries and a greater risk of blood clot formation. The kidneys'
ability to remove salt is also affected. All of these factors raise the
likelihood of developing Cardiovascular Disease,
heart attacks and stroke.
Research by Louisiana State University published in the Journal
of the American Medical Association in December 2003 found that
those suffering from Metabolic Syndrome were at significantly
greater risk of dying from a heart attack than those without the condition.
The study, conducted over a 15-year period, concluded that men with Metabolic
Syndrome were from 2.9 to 4.2 times more likely to die of a heart attack.
breakthrough in understanding the body's biochemistry
remains relatively unknown, even though Insulin Resistance has
reached epidemic proportions. Your doctor may not have explained the crucial
link between Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome. You need to understand this link in order to help
reverse the symptoms of your condition.
The Insulite MetaX System is the first
scientifically-designed method that may restore your body's ability
to conquer the symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome by reversing Insulin Resistance.
METABOLIC SYNDROME AND INSULIN RESISTANCE
As an underlying cause of Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance
has many factors that contribute to its presence in the body. In
essence, our environment and lifestyles have evolved too rapidly
for our bodies to keep pace. We are still genetically "wired" to
thrive on the entrenched habits of our ancestors, who consumed
different, nutrient-rich foods and a diet low in carbohydrates as well as sustaining greater levels of movement and exercise. Some people
may also have a genetic predisposition to Insulin Resistance,
while others develop the condition through high stress and
INSULIN RESISTANCE NEGATIVELY AFFECTS GLUCOSE AND INSULIN LEVELS
Over time, the above factors have damaged the complex ability of
the body's cells to properly utilize insulin to convert glucose
to energy. This process creates Insulin Resistance, which can
cause Metabolic Syndrome.
An imbalance of insulin and glucose, Insulin Resistance densitizes your cell walls to insulin. As
a result, glucose
"bounces" off the cell wall, instead of passing through the
insulin door to be converted and burned as energy. With the cell
"door" almost closed to it, glucose remains in the blood stream,
causing elevated levels of blood sugar, which are sent to the
liver. Once there, the sugar is converted into fat and carried
via the blood stream throughout the body. This process can lead
to weight gain and obesity.
Resistance also underlies Metabolic Syndrome by raising
insulin levels in the blood stream. Unhealthy lifestyles and
genetic conditions cause the pancreas to overproduce insulin, which can
lead to Pre-Diabetes.
This reversible latter condition occurs when glucose
levels are higher than normal but not elevated enough for a diagnosis of
Type 2 Diabetes. If neglected, however, Pre-Diabetes may lead to the Type
2 variety, which can only be managed for the rest of a Diabetic's life in
the vast majority of cases and may require daily injections of insulin. Type
2 Diabetes, itself, is a severely increased risk factor for blindness, kidney
disease and the need for amputation.
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