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Are there any treatments to lose weight with pcos besides metformin?

Are there any treatments to lose weight with pcos besides metformin?

If you are diabetic: Low carb diet like the south beach is about the best you can do to reduce wt in pcos. If the patient is also diabetic hga1cis more than 6.5 we can use victoza (liraglutide) and Byetta injectables. Otc , nac can help( n- acetylene cysteine. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I have pcos in one my ovaries is metformin ok to take and will it help me lose weight if I do my part or what would u recommend?

I have pcos in one my ovaries is metformin ok to take and will it help me lose weight if  I do my part or what would u recommend?

Metformin: The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility in up to 60% of patients. Metformin lowers Insulin resistance which is the basic metabolic abnormality in pcos. Losing weight through diet and exercise will also help. ...Read more

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Will metformin help me to lose weight as I have pcos?

Will metformin help me to lose weight as I have pcos?

Maybe: Metformin is not a weight loss pill. If you have problems with your Insulin level or glucose levels, metformin will help make diet and exercise more effective. Ultimately exercise in pcos is what usually leads to weight loss. ...Read more

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If thr only excercise I do is walk one mile a day will i lose weight? I take 500mg of metformin a day for pcos. Do I have to change my diet?

If thr only excercise I do is walk one mile a day will i lose weight? I take 500mg of metformin a day for pcos. Do I have to change my diet?

Min loss w/1mi walk: If your weight has been stable and if your diet does not change, your 1 mile walking per day will cause an extra caloric output of about 100 cal/day. After 35 days you would loose 1 lb. Starting a walking program is great to help weight loss and overall health. To increase your rate of weight loss, you will need to decrease your food intake also. ...Read more

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Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Vegetables exercise: Vegetables , low calorie diet avoid high carb diet and use more protien. Should do exercise three time week and try to spend 500-1000 calorie in each exercise programs. ...Read more

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I have pcos and i take metformin tab 800mg daily. I complain of headache due to lowering my blood suger. Is metformin bad? And i want to lose weight.

Metformin good: Coupled with a low glycemic index diet, metformin will never lower blood glucose. You need to increase the metformin dose up to 2.5 g per day. The low blood sugar is being caused by hyperinsulinemia overshoot, and you need more metformin, not less. ...Read more

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Pcos patient on metformin. Bmi of 18.5. Ttc and cannot lose weight. Any ideas for meal plans? I worry that my sugar is going to decrease too much.

Pcos patient on metformin. Bmi of 18.5. Ttc and cannot lose weight. Any ideas for meal plans? I worry that my sugar is going to decrease too much.

Glycemic index: Try finding a glycemic index table and eat foods that are 75 or less. This may be somewhat difficult in the beginning but will be very helpful over time. These foods will not elevate your Insulin levels as much and will help you lose weight in a reasonable fashion. Calorie control will also be helpful along with exercise. ...Read more

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That reduces liver production of glucose- other benefits: can't cause low blood sugar when used alone, likely cariovascular benefit, may reduce complications of diabetes, may reduce cancer risk ...Read more


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See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more