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10 Facts About Metformin And Pcos

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a relatively common hormonal disorder that is one of the leading causes of infertility. Some women who have PCOS develop insulin resistance. This occurs when the cells of the body don’t respond well to a hormone known as insulin. Insulin allows the cells to take sugar (glucose) from the blood. If the cells don’t take in this sugar it leads to higher levels of glucose and insulin circulating through the body in the bloodstream. This, in turn, leads to increased levels of androgens (male hormones) which cause the classic symptoms of PCOS such as excess hair growth and more importantly in terms of fertility – lack of ovulation. Getting pregnant with PCOS can be possible with the right diagnosis and treatment plan. Here are the Top 10 facts about metformin use in PCOS patients: 1) Metformin is a medication that is primarily used to treat type 2 diabetes. It is marketed in the US under the names Fortamet, Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza and Riomet. It is available as a tablet, extended-release tablet and a liquid. 2) With infertility patients, it is used not because the women with PCOS have diabetes (although they do have an increased risk o Continue reading >>

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  1. MAYS

    Metformin and Pregnancy (A Fertility Factor)

    Did you know that the diabetes medication, Metformin, can increase a woman's chance at becoming pregnant?
    Here is some very important information and links on this subject:
    For the woman with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) metformin can help to reduce the amount of insulin in the body. Once the insulin levels are under control, many women will then experience improved ovulation.
    If metformin is going to work for a woman who has experienced fertility problems because of her polycystic ovarian syndrome, it will typically help within three to six months. Unlike most fertility treatments, metformin does not cause a risk of having a multiple or twin pregnancy. If metformin alone does not help a woman with PCOS who is trying to conceive, a fertility doctor may prescribe Clomid, as well.
    If metformin is prescribed for a woman with PCOS to help restore a regular, normal menstrual cycle, metformin can work within 4 to 8 weeks. In addition, the stabilized levels of insulin may affect the other hormones in a woman’s body, and reduce other symptoms of PCOS.
    Some women are placed on metformin by their doctor to treat polycystic ovary disease. If they become pregnant during this time, some doctors recommend that women stay on it throughout their pregnancy. Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome are at higher risk for miscarriage, and metformin helps to reduce this risk according to one study.
    Although it is not approved for this use, metformin is commonly used for treating infertility related to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). In this case, sometimes the medicine is continued during pregnancy. Be sure to follow your healthcare provider's instructions for using this product during pregnancy.
    Metformin alone in patients with PCOS results in a substantial number of pregnancies, with 69% (20/29) of those who ovulated conceiving in less than 6 months.
    Metformin Increases Ovulation in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Better than Clomiphene Citrate

  2. Lelebell82

    I know it..because I take metformin for my PCOS lol

  3. MAYS

    May I ask a very personal question?
    Does it actually work as fast, and as effective as they say it does?

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