A Guide Endocrinologist with the Lagos College Educating Hospital, Dr. Oluwarotimi Olopade has urged Nigerians to pay higher consideration to their our bodies and search medical intervention after they noticed some adjustments.
He burdened that adjustments like growing pores and skin tags, abdomen weight problems, and having darkish patches in some areas of the physique shouldn’t be ignored as a result of they’re typically indicators of an underlying well being situation.
These three adjustments, he mentioned, are typical indicators of insulin resistance which may imply the particular person is in a prediabetes state or already residing with diabetes.
Insulin resistance, in keeping with specialists, is when cells in an individual’s muscle tissue, fats, and liver don’t reply nicely to insulin and the particular person can’t use glucose from his/her blood for vitality. To make up for it, the pancreas makes extra insulin. Over time, the particular person’s blood sugar ranges go up.
Based on Webmd.com, a peer-reviewed medical platform, insulin resistance syndrome features a group of issues like weight problems, hypertension, excessive ldl cholesterol, and kind 2 diabetes.
Talking with PUNCH HealthWise, Olopade famous that these indicators are generally seen in overweight folks.
He mentioned, “More often than not, it’s seen in overweight sufferers, these are the those that have all that signal. They’re the those that have weight problems or Cushing’s Syndrome.
“Pores and skin tags, stomach weight problems, acanthosis nigricans over the neck which are darkish patches over the neck and frictional areas all these may very well be indicators of insulin resistance in an individual.”
Based on Mayo Clinic, acanthosis nigricans is a situation that causes areas of darkish, thick velvety pores and skin in physique folds and creases. It usually impacts the armpits, groin, and neck.
“It develops slowly. The affected pores and skin is perhaps itchy, have an odour, and develop pores and skin tags,” the positioning mentioned.
Talking on, Olopade mentioned such indicators imply that the particular person is producing greater than sufficient insulin however the physique just isn’t in a position to make use of it.
“The implication is that the particular person might have had irregular glucose worth or diabetes, that’s, prediabetes or diabetes. It could additionally imply that the particular person additionally has hypertension.
“Nonetheless, some medicine can be utilized to deal with insulin resistance. “Virtually the identical medicine used for diabetes can be utilized to decrease or enhance the resistance,” he mentioned.
The advisor endocrinologist mentioned a few of the indicators might disappear when the particular person has commenced remedy however famous that a few of the indicators might not disappear.
He, nonetheless, famous that one factor that’s essential within the administration of insulin resistance is weight reduction, stressing that weight reduction helps to enhance insulin resistance.
Exercising, and maintaining a healthy diet meals are additionally further methods of treating insulin resistance, he mentioned.
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