Hyperinsulinemia is a medical condition where the pancreas produces excess insulin, which results in high insulin levels in your blood stream. This disorder can result from a variety of medical conditions. Hyperinsulinemia (also called insulin resistance) is linked to obesity as well as many other health problems.
Although people who have hyperinsulinemia may exhibit few or no symptoms, there can be some indicators that suggest testing is needed. However, many signs also mimic symptoms of other health issues. If you experience any of the symptoms below, you need to schedule a consultation and diagnostic testing with your medical practitioner.
- Intense sugar cravings
- Weight gain (or resistant to weight loss techniques)
- Extreme hunger or thirst
- Anxiety or feelings of panic
- Fatigue or lack of motivation
- Visual problems such as blurred vision or double vision
- Trembling or shakiness
- Concentration difficulty
Like other health conditions, you can reduce the risks of hyperinsulinemia by making good lifestyle choices. Following a healthy diet that is rich in vegetables and fruits is an excellent start. It’s also important to avoid starchy foods (breads, pasta, etc.) that cause high insulin. Daily exercise is also important. Contact us for nutritional support, guidance and or group classes in creating a healthier lifestyle.
People with hyperinsulinemia are at risk for high triglycerides, low HDL and type II diabetes. In addition, you have an increased risk for kidney and heart disease. It’s often associated with other metabolic disorders such as glucose intolerance and dyslipidemia. This close association between metabolic disorders and hyperinsulinemia suggest that they are linked. The sooner your symptoms are diagnosed with a treatment plan, the sooner you can reduce your health risks and damage.
Check out our hyperinsulin article to learn more. Then, take control of your health. Contact us to discuss your symptoms or request your Advanced Diagnostic Lipid Panel.