Hyperinsulinemia means there is a very high level of insulin in the blood. Over time, high insulin levels may cause high blood pressure (hypertension), weight gain, high cholesterol, and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), and may increase a person's risk of heart attack and stroke.
The pancreas, a gland behind the stomach, produces insulin and may make too much when:
Losing weight and eating a balanced diet can help decrease hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance.
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