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How does metformin help pcos symptoms?

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 more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

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


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Does glucophage (metformin) help restore ovulation?

Does glucophage (metformin) help restore ovulation?

Sometimes: It can help in women who are Insulin resistant, particularly those with polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is not much help in women without these problems. ...Read more

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How does metformin treat diabetes?

How does metformin treat diabetes?

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

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Do glucophage (metformin) and duphoston prevent miscarriages?

Possibly: They are not designed to prevent miscarriage. Someone with poorly controlled diabetes has higher chance of miscarriage and the medicine may prevent that is specific cases. But in general not designed to affect miscarriage rate. ...Read more

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How does glucophage (metformin) help in losing weight ?

Appetite: One of the side effects of metformin is a mild appetite suppression. But it is mild. Most diabetics who take metformin do not gain weight, but don't really lose much either. Although it may help, it is not a weight loss drug that you can rely on and not a substitute for a change in diet/exercise. ...Read more

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Does glucophage (metformin) and Duphaston prevents miscarriages?

Miscarriage: Duphaston is a Progesterone derivative it was approved in some markets to prevent miscarriage glucophage (metformin) is useful Insulin sensitized and. Has been used to improve pregnancy outcome in patients with pcos. ...Read more

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Does metformin hydrochloride helps in pcos and getting pregnant ?

Does metformin hydrochloride helps in pcos  and  getting pregnant 
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Yes: Metformin is an Insulin sensitizing agent. It lowers the Insulin spikes during food consumption which ultimately lowers male hormone levels and helps to control weight gain. This will lead to improved ovulation. ...Read more

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How can i get rid of PCOS ovarian cysts naturally? i am taking metformin and provera (medroxyprogesterone)

How can i get rid of PCOS ovarian cysts naturally? i am taking metformin and provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Part of you: PCOS is not something you get rid of....it's something that's part of your nature. You can do things that keep your weight at a reasonable point like diet and exercise. The more weight you gain, the worse the PCOS can get. Metformin helps some, doesn't help others. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is just to keep your periods regular. You may need fertility meds to help you ovulate when you want to conceive. ...Read more

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Why doctor prescribes metformin for pcos? does pcos cause diabetes?

Why doctor prescribes metformin for pcos? does pcos cause diabetes?

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 more

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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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How janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is beneficial compared to just metformin?

Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin) is : Metformin plus what is called a dpp-4 inhibitor, which stimulates Insulin release, blocks hormones that raise your sugar and makes the combo w/metformin more potent at lowering your blood sugar. ...Read more

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Can Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin help you to lose weight while treating pcos?

Can Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin help you to lose weight while treating pcos?

Probably not: The Clomid (clomiphene) will not affect your weight. Some women lose weight when taking metformin - not so much for pcos but when taking it for treatment of diabetes (which is common in women with pcos. ...Read more

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Why doctors give glucophage (metformin) for pcos it means diabetic if pcos?

Why doctors give glucophage (metformin) for pcos it means diabetic if pcos?

PCOS is not diabetes: In pcos we see obesity and a condition known as metabolic syndrome. In a way it is also to prevent diabetes by reducing weight . We use metformin for treatment of metabolic syndrome related liver condition called nafld( non alcoholic fatty liver disease ). ...Read more

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Does metformin help with weight loss?

Does metformin help with weight loss?

Yes but...: While weight loss may occur while taking metformin, weight loss is not usually the reason the medicine is prescribed. The drug does have to be taken under the supervision of a prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Does inositol help in PCOS and insulin resistance?

Does inositol help in PCOS and insulin resistance?

Yes.: Inositol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate with 9 stereoisomers. D-chiro inositol(DCI) and Myo-inositol increase the action of insulin in patients with the polycystic ovary syndrome, thereby improving ovulatory function and decreasing serum androgen concentrations, blood pressure, and plasma triglyceride concentrations. Can restore normal menses. http://bit.ly/1Qft6SU ...Read more

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How long does metformin 1000mg take to induce ovulation.Ve pcos.M24..Ttc fr a year.Thank you.

How long does metformin 1000mg take to induce ovulation.Ve pcos.M24..Ttc fr a year.Thank you.

Need fertility doc: In women with pcos, they benefit from a combination of Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin. If you have been trying for a year, it is time to visit a fertility specialist for more specific advice about getting pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Metformin (Definition)

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


Dr. Walter Futterweit
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Glucophage (Definition)

Glucophage is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more