Gastroenterologist Lebedeva: performance tends to zero? Check two hormones

Gastroenterologist Dilyara Lebedeva named two hormones that are “responsible” for energy. They also take an active part in the process of gaining and losing weight, the formation of swelling.

— When something is wrong with them, you begin to feel a loss of strength, it is difficult for you to get yourself out of bed in the morning, and performance tends to zero, she wrote in her blog.

Insulin. This hormone is responsible for the delivery of glucose into cells and metabolic processes in general. The optimal level is 4.5-6 µU/ml. If the value is higher, then there may be:

  • weight gain,
  • metabolic syndrome,
  • second-stage diabetes mellitus type
  • tissue hypothyroidism

If insulin is low, then nothing good either. In this case, according to the doctor, the weight, on the contrary, decreases, and insulin-dependent diabetes develops.

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). It controls thyroid function, affects metabolism, the breakdown of waist fat and protein synthesis in muscles. The optimal value is 0.4-2.

If the value is higher than two, the following appear:

  • weight gain
  • swelling
  • lethargy , drowsiness
  • cold intolerance
  • constipation
  • skin problems

When TSH is below 0.4 – sudden weight loss (to the point of exhaustion), heart problems, diarrhea, anxiety.

In addition, high insulin levels, or hyperinsulinemia, can be associated with various conditions, including insulin resistance and diabetes. A few signs that may indicate high insulin levels:

1. Frequent feeling of hunger. High insulin levels can lead to frequent feelings of hunger, even after eating. This is because insulin helps regulate blood sugar levels, and too much insulin can cause low sugar levels, leading to feelings of hunger.

2. Fatigue and drowsiness. Lower blood sugar levels affect energy and overall well-being.

3. Overweight or obesity. Hyperinsulinemia is sometimes associated with weight gain or obesity. Excess insulin can cause fat to accumulate in the body and make it difficult to burn.

4. Digestive problems such as constipation, gas or bloating.

5. Hyperinsulinemia can cause changes in the skin: the appearance of dark spots on the neck, armpits or elbows, the so-called “acanthosis nigricans.”

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Important ! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Dilyara Lebedeva Dilyara Lebedeva Medicine, gastroenterologist