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How Does Metformin Help Pcos Symptoms
Many functions: Metformin continues to impress us as physicians with its ability to restore many endocrine functions gone awry. Some of its mechanisms we still dont know but for the most part and particularly in women with pcos and Insulin resistance component, metformin helps in decreasing Insulin resistance which in turn will lower total Insulin production and reduce ovarian production of testosterone. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more
PCOS & DM related!: PCOS in most women is associated w insulin resistance, which through a complicated pathway actually contributes to condition. By the age of 40 about 35% of women with PCOS have DIABTETES or prediabetes & metformin lowers the risk. In PCOS it also seems help with weight loss. Lastly, it has been shown to help reg menses & help some women ovulate & poss get & maintain preg. PCOS is a Gyn & Endo dz! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for Metformin 1000 mg to start working for weight loss due to PCOS? Also, will metformin help with depression and mood swings?
I don't have PCOS but i'v PCO how can i deal with it? Does it cause infertility? Does Metformin helps pco? All blood tests are fine.5-2 height BMI 22.
Oral contaceptives: The birth control pill will suppress your regular cycles, allow the cysts to resolve, and help prevent the hormone imbalances that would cause symptoms. There might be some fertility issues, but they are not insurmountable. Metformin is not necessary unless you are showing a tendency to diabetes or perhaps when you try to conceive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Metformin: This is a very good drug for diabetes. It decreases the amount of sugar the liver makes (thus lower blood sugar) and it makes the Insulin in your system more effective at the muscles (insulin lowers your blood sugar). Unless you have contraindications or severe side effects from the drug, you should be on this if you have type 2 diabetes. ...Read more
Does taking just DHEA help with any pms pmdd symptoms? If not what does 25 mg/day do for me? Thank you so much!
Not predictable: Metformin and clomid (clomiphene) are used to prepare you for pregnancy but there effects are not predictable .Both medication are used in cases of polycystic ovarian syndrome to stimulate ovulation. there are other factors involved besides ovulation to get pregnant the age ,weight and the sperm parameters can be an example of other factors ...Read more
Not Likely: Vitex has been used for problems with menstrual function, but no good studies exist for its use in pcos and its many issues. This is a very difficult problem with some serious possible consequences such as infertility and even the risk of developing diabetes. Best to sit down and explore the best approach for you, which is unlikely to be just vitex, or any herbal medicine. ...Read more
Phentermine/PCOS: Phentermine may help with weight loss and pcos patients may have some of their symptoms worsen and find it harder to lose weight. The weight loss may improve the Insulin resistance as well. However, Phentermine is not a treatment for pcos and should be used with physician supervision. You can't use this while trying to conceive. ...Read more
Health & PCO: There is no true pharmaceutical or natural 'cure' for pcos, but maintaining healthy weight (or losing weight) can improve the endocrine profile and some quality-of-life issues. There's some evidence, but not exactly 'proof, ' that diets with low glycemic-index may also be helpful: this is a topic of ongoing research and is worth watching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If your problems are related to a deficiency in your hormones, there is a very good chance that treatment with hormones will help. Your first step is to make an appointment with your doctor to go over what issues you are having and probably get an exam and some tests. Then if the problems seem to be related to a deficiency, start the treatment. There are no guarantees, but it usually works well! ...Read more
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