Insulin resistance

Insulin is a hormone produced by the Pancreas which is critical for the body’s use of glucose as energy. Insulin resistance (IR) is a condition in which the body’s cells become resistant to the effects of insulin. That is, the normal response to a given amount of insulin is reduced.Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome often have Insulin resistance.It can also lead to other metabolic conditions like Abdominal obesity,high blood pressure,high cholesterol levels,PCOS in women and Type 2 Diabetes .The physiological symptoms of Insulin resistance include appearance of velvety dark patches and thickening of the skin and raised skin tags around the neck,armpits and groin area.