oops! I mean metabolic syndrome. Thanks!
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I know you know this... but I also need to know in order to help you the best way I can OK.
Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) have a greater chance of developing Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X) - a cluster of increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease which raise the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke. Metabolic Syndrome also increases the chance of developing Pre-Diabetes, a reversible condition, which if neglected, may become Type 2 Diabetes. This latter condition can only be managed in the majority of cases and may require daily injections of insulin.
Metformin (Glucophage) is a prescription medication that is licensed to treat type 2 diabetes (also known as noninsulin-dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes). Metformin also comes in:
A long-acting, extended-release form called metformin ER (Glucophage XR)
Two long-acting forms, sold under the brand names of Fortamet and Glumetza
A liquid version called Riomet
In addition to lowering blood sugar, metformin may have additional benefits, including the following:
Decreasing hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels
Helping with weight loss
Lowering total cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol ("bad cholesterol)
Raising HDL cholesterol ("good cholesterol")
Increasing fertility in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome
Decreasing miscarriages in women with PCOS.
One of the possible side effects with metformin (Glucophage) is its effect on blood sugar levels. For some people, metformin can cause blood sugar levels to drop too low (hypoglycemia). It is also possible for blood sugar to go too high (hyperglycemia) in people taking metformin.
Have this checked by your Doctor with blood tests, when he/she asks for them.
I hope this information helps you.-
- Glucophage Information for Consumers
- Glucophage Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Glucophage (detailed)
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