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Causes of Hyperinsulinemia

Causes of Hyperinsulinemia

Hyperinsulinemia is caused by resistance to insulin, which may develop in individuals with certain gene mutations. Obesity and being overweight are risk factors. In rare cases hyperinsulinemia is caused by a tumor in the insulin-producing (beta) cells of the pancreas or a surplus of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

Hyperinsulinemia: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Hyperinsulinemia, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Hyperinsulinemia:

Hyperinsulinemia: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Hyperinsulinemia: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Hyperinsulinemia as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Hyperinsulinemia as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Hyperinsulinemia. Our database lists the following as having Hyperinsulinemia as a complication of that condition:

Hyperinsulinemia as a symptom:

Conditions listing Hyperinsulinemia as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Hyperinsulinemia. Our database lists the following as having Hyperinsulinemia as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Hyperinsulinemia?

Causes: Hyperinsulinemia: Insulin resistence in Type 2 diabetes makes the body unable to use the insulin in the bloodstream, while high blood sugars and/or impaired insulin production sensitivity lead to more insulin being produced. So the hyperinsulemia is really a compensatory action by the body, that attempts to overcome the insulin resistence. In fact, this mechanism is often successful for some time, but eventually loses the battle and diabetes occurs.
Usually high insulin production by the pancreas to compensate for insulin resistance such as in diabetes or metabolic syndrome

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As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Hyperinsulinemia may be found in:


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