The staff at Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey is compassionate and caring when it comes to helping women overcome the health issues that can accompany hormonal imbalances. The Healthy Aging Female Program takes a concierge medical approach and offers women comprehensive consultations. During the initial consultation, the doctor will review the patients’ full medical history and perform a physical exam, which includes a detailed body composition test, pulmonary function test, blood pressure, and waist to hip ratio measurement. During the consultation, the physician will listen to the woman’s health goals and review all blood work and labs. The clinic’s New Jersey comprehensive Healthy Aging Female Program can help patients to reduce the chances of developing issues with insulin production through helping women to maintain healthy nutritional habits, exercise regimens, and balanced hormones.
What is Insulin?
As women begin to age, organ effectiveness and function can begin to decline, which can reduce the productivity of the entire endocrine system. Insulin is produced in the pancreas, which is part of endocrine system, and factors such as aging, lack of exercise, and poor dietary habits can adversely affect the pancreas’ production of this important hormone. Insulin is one of the most important hormones in the human body, and it works to regulate blood sugar. This hormone keeps the blood sugar from being too high or low, either of which conditions can lead to an instant coma or death. When the production of insulin becomes impaired, it can lead to diabetes, and many people must rely on injecting insulin to keep their blood sugar balanced. There are two types of diabetes, and Type II, which is adult onset diabetes, can usually be prevented because it is usually promoted by poor lifestyle habits or aging. Type I often appears in children, and it is considered to be an autoimmune disease. In Type I Diabetes, the body attacks the cells that produce insulin, which prevents the body from being able to balance blood sugar.
There are four main telltale signs of a lack of insulin, which include:
- Extreme Thirst
- Frequent Urination
- Insatiable Hunger
- Sudden Weight Loss
Some of the other symptoms of an insulin imbalance, which can potentially lead to Diabetes include:
- Dry Mouth
- Blurry Vision
- Genital Itching
- Slow Wound Healing
Causes of Insulin Imbalances
There are really two main causes of issues with insulin production, which include immune dysfunction and poor lifestyle habits. However, other factors can also weigh down the body’s ability to produce insulin, which include:
Poor Dietary Habits
A growing epidemic in America is the adult onset of Type II Diabetes, which is a highly preventable disease. One of the primary reasons Type II Diabetes has become an epidemic is because of the increase in the consumption of sugary and processed foods and busy lifestyles. Many women may work or lead busy lives and may not be able to cook healthy meals, which leads to consuming high sugar foods. Excessive amounts of sugar can cause the cells that secrete insulin in the pancreas to become worn down, which can reduce their ability to produce healthy amounts of insulin needed to balance blood sugar.
Lack of Exercise
Getting healthy amounts of exercise has a multitude of benefits. In women, exercise helps to increase circulation, improve heart function, calm the nervous system, reduce stress, and naturally balance blood sugar. Several enjoyable activities such as walking, running, dancing, yoga, tai ji, kickboxing, bicycling, or hiking can help women to improve their overall levels of health and wellness and prevent adult onset diabetes. Exercise can naturally help the effectiveness and stability of insulin, and it can also prevent obesity. Healthy Aging Medical Centers can give women exercise recommendations through their comprehensive women’s health program.
Waning hormone levels can also weigh on insulin balance because hormones are interconnected and dependent on each other. When women balance their hormone levels, it can help to regulate metabolic functions and improve the overall health of the endocrine system. Combining an anti-aging and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy program with a nutritional and exercise plan can improve the functioning of the pancreas and insulin secretions, and it may prevent the development of Type II Diabetes and insulin dependence.
Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey can help women to improve overall health and wellness levels by helping them to keep balanced levels of insulin. The clinic’s comprehensive Healthy Aging Programs are centered on Hormone Optimization and specialized nutritional plans. The program may also include detoxification therapies, IV vitamin therapies, stress reduction, exercise regimens, and detailed lab testing. Women that are in the Healthy Aging Female Programs can have full access to their anti- aging physician through phone calls, emails, and text messages, and they can also have access to unlimited amounts of follow up visits. The clinic’s expert physicians can work to help women regain balance, and they can provide women with an identical version of the insulin produced in the human body.