Saturday, 3 November 2012

0 Metformin Anti Diabetic Medicine Offer New Ray of Hope for PCOS Patient

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS in women of the reproductive age is a condition in which the reproductive hormones of a woman get out of balance with an increase in the production of male hormones or androgens thus resulting in certain uncomfortable and disturbing symptoms, especially infertility.

PCOS symptoms include increased unwanted hair growth, irregular or lack of periods, obesity and irritability, to name a few. Although, harmless in itself, PCOS in women if left untreated can lead to various other and serious health concerns such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease, let alone infertility. Treatment thus becomes important and imperative to not just improve the looks and appearance of an individual but also protect her from serious dangers to health and vitality.

Metformin Diabetes Treatment

With the discovery of an interesting link found between type 2 diabetes and PCOS, scientists have found metformin, the popular anti diabetic medicine to be extremely helpful in the treatment of poly cystic ovarian syndrome in many women of the reproductive age. Clinical trials involving metformin for PCOS women, have shown various PCOS women not only experiencing a reform in their external PCOS symptoms but also gaining their ability to conceive.

Since, women with poly cystic ovarian syndrome have been found to have insulin resistance, a condition common to type 2 diabetes patients, metformin by increasing the sensitivity of the cells to the effect of insulin present in the blood helps address this condition, thus helping in the treatment of poly cystic ovarian syndrome.


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