Have you ever noticed the back of your neck darkening? If yes, then that means that you have Insulin Resistance. Unfortunately, insulin resistance is not uncommon in today’s world. However, it tends to go unnoticed in most cases due to the lack of awareness of this condition.
In order to treat neck darkening, you must first learn what insulin resistance and its causes are.
What is insulin resistance?
It is a condition where the insulin receptors in your cells stop responding to the insulin being produced. This leads to the pancreas making an increased amount of insulin, eventually causing your blood sugar levels to rise.
What causes insulin resistance?
- Being obese or overweight
- Increased levels of stress
- Lack of exercise
- Poor diet
- Bad sleep cycle
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
What complications can insulin resistance lead to?
- High blood pressure (which can lead to Type 2 Diabetes)
- High cholesterol level
Can you reverse insulin resistance?
Here are some ways to improve insulin sensitivity and, in some cases, reverse it.
- Exercising for 30 minutes a day (for at least 5 days of the week)
- Focusing on weight loss around the abdomen
- Following a low sugar (or low carb) and high protein diet
Home treatment of neck darkening
A black neck can be treated by:
- Weekly exfoliation
- Take a proper medical consultation
- Apply apple cider vinegar (helps in balancing the pH level of the skin and can reduce blackness)
- Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables
- Washing the skin with mild soap and water twice daily
- Apply baking soda paste while showering for 5 minutes (helps in reducing the blackness of the skin)
It would be a good idea to speak to a doctor regarding insulin resistance if you notice any darkness in your joints or behind your neck, as addressing it at the right time may help you prevent Type-2 Diabetes. This might be a sign of insulin resistance.