Insulin is secreted by the pancreas and regulation of Insulin is critical to a woman’s health. Insulin “unlocks” the cells to allow glucose (sugar) from food to enter and be converted into energy. When too much glucose is present in the body, the pancreas increases the amount of insulin being produced. High insulin as well as high glucose may contribute to multiple symptoms. A number of conditions are associated with insulin and glucose imbalances and regulation problems. These include chronic stress, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.
Symptoms of insulin imbalance
- Abnormal blood cholesterol
- High blood triglycerides
- Increased abdominal fat
- Increased hunger / sugar cravings
- Low/high blood sugar
- Poor circulation to extremities