Both metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance are risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, two of the leading causes of death in the developed world.
With such a high prevalence of both thyroid dysfunction and metabolic syndrome, you might suspect there’s a connection between the two. Studies show an increased frequency of thyroid disorders in diabetics, and a higher prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome in people with thyroid disorders.
Chronic hyperglycemia is caused by eating too many carbohydrates.
Therefore, metabolic syndrome could more simply be called “excess carbohydrate disease”.
Studies have shown that the repeated insulin surges common in insulin resistance increase the destruction of the thyroid gland in people with autoimmune thyroid disease.
Metabolic syndrome (Met S), also affects 50 million Americans, and insulin resistance, one of the components of metabolic syndrome, affects up to 105 million Americans. Metabolic syndrome has become so common that it’s predicted to eventually bankrupt our healthcare system.Severe or prolonged hypoglycemia can cause seizures, coma, and death.When your blood sugar levels drop below normal, your adrenal glands respond by secreting a hormone called cortisol.Together, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia are referred to as .Dysglycemia weakens and inflames the gut, lungs and brain, imbalances hormone levels, exhausts the adrenal glands, disrupts detoxification pathways, and impairs overall metabolism.We’ve seen now how both high and low blood sugar cause thyroid dysfunction.