Does Insulin Resistance Increase the Risk of Obesity?

Does Insulin Resistance Increase the Risk of Obesity?
Does Insulin Resistance Increase the Risk of Obesity?

The prevalence of obesity in Turkey has reached the limit of 40 percent in women and 25 percent in men. Insulin resistance is another important factor that directly affects obesity, apart from reasons such as irregular nutrition and working conditions. Kartal Kızılay Hospital, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Specialist, Uzm. Dr. Mustafa Ünal warned that people with Insulin Resistance are prone to getting fat.

3,4 million people worldwide die every year due to obesity. Insulin resistance is one of the biggest causes of this condition, which starts with fat in the belly area and then progresses to obesity. However, obesity can be treated with the right lifestyle changes.

What are the symptoms of insulin resistance?

Kızılay Hospital, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Specialist, Uzm. Dr. Mustafa Unal made statements about insulin resistance. Ünal said, “Insulin resistance is when a group of cells becomes more and more resistant to the effects of insulin. There is a definite relationship between insulin resistance and weight gain. Both insulin resistance and weight gain are risk factors for type 2 diabetes and many other chronic diseases. Darkening of the skin, Rapid and excessive weight gain, trouble in losing weight, menstrual irregularity, excessive hair growth, feeling without energy, getting up tired in the morning, falling asleep after meals, difficulty in concentration and perception, Cold sweats and chills, decreased body resistance, Eating fast, frequent and being hungry quickly, getting angry when hungry, trembling in the hands, feeling faint, sweet cravings, and frequent fungal infections can be listed as general symptoms.

Insulin Resistance Can Cause Serious Disease

Ünal said, “In many studies conducted around the world, weight gain has been strongly associated with increased insulin resistance. Insulin resistance, the incidence of which increases due to ready-made foods, carbohydrate-based diet and lack of movement; While it invites many serious diseases such as cancer, obesity, blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, fatty liver, it is among the important health problems behind the inability to lose weight.

It is necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle to prevent insulin resistance.

Stating that it is necessary to eat healthy against insulin resistance, Uzm. Dr. Mustafa Unal, You should avoid high glycemic and processed foods. At this point, it is very important to consume enough water during the day. High fiber foods should be consumed. These are nutrients that are beneficial to the body in insulin sensitivity by slowing the rise in blood sugar. Frequent exercise, walking or running is also necessary for our body's insulin resistance. Exercise helps insulin move sugar from the bloodstream into muscle cells. Even just a few nights of sleep disturbance can negatively contribute to insulin resistance. "Make it a priority to get enough restful sleep."

Günceleme: 03/01/2023 16:07

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