Health Articles — insulin

Childhood Obesity connected to Under Active Thyroid

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  ____________________________________________________________________________   If you are a parent of an overweight child this is may be emotionally difficult to read. This post has been written to provide educational information that you may already know or may not be aware of. The purpose is to provide educational information regarding what may occur if changes are not made and habits continue. If you are struggling and are concerned about your child's weight and don’t know how to make the first change, I am here to help and will support and guide you without judgement. Your child's health is important to me as well as...

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Metabolic Syndrome - High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Insulin Resistance, Central Adiposity

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Metabolic Syndrome When the word 'syndrome' is used, it is discussing a collection of conditions that are connected. Metabolic syndrome also known as syndrome x is a collection of risk factors that increase your chances of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.  This syndrome dates back to 1966 but became widely recognised in 1988 when Gerald Reaven gave a lecture on it at the American Diabetes Association national meeting.  When you are experiencing symptoms from three out of the following five risk factors then the chances are high that you have metabolic syndrome, however even if you only have one then...

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Signs of insulin resistance - Acanthosis nigricans

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  ____________________________________________________________________________   This is a skin condition that is often ignored mainly due to people not recognising it as an issue or a sign of something else going on in the body. These spots of dark discolouration usually occur in the skin folds and creases.  Often the armpits, groin area, and neck. It can also appear in elbows, knees, lips, palms, soles of feet, and knuckles. The skin can become thick and have a kind of velvety feel to it.   The change in skin colour usually happens slowly and there may also be an odour or an itch connected...

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Chronic Fatigue effecting health and energy

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  ____________________________________________________________________________ Chronic Fatigue - Unrelenting Exhaustion Chronic Fatigue is a symptom of an underlying condition.  Some possible conditions connected to fatigue include Cortisol (stress hormone) dysregulation Glandular fever Thyroid disorder (blood test may be in range but not optimal) Glucose dysregulation (Insulin resistance, pre diabetes, diabetes) Cortisol dysregulation: The adrenal glands sit just above the kidneys and they produce a variety of hormones as part of the stress response system.  The stress response system is known as the HPA axis. It is called this because it involves the Hypothalamus, the Pituitary gland, and the Adrenal glands. The hypothalamus is constantly...

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