How To Conceive Using Metformin For PCOS Treatment
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Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome or simply put PCOS is a major cause of infertility among women. Nearly 5% to 10% of women of the reproductive age are affected by this abnormality.

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome or simply put PCOS is a major cause of infertility among women. Nearly 5% to 10% of women of the reproductive age are affected by this abnormality.

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  • 1. How To Conceive Using Metformin For PCOS TreatmentPoly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome or simply put PCOS is a major cause of infertility among women. Nearly5% to 10% of women of the reproductive age are affected by this abnormality. This condition isgenerally characterized by anovulation, infertility, and hyper androgenism, with clinical manifestationsof irregular menstrual cycles, hirsutism, and acne.Since PCOS also increases a woman’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes due to theproblem of insulin resistance associated with this syndrome, metformin, the popular type 2 treatmentdrug is proved to be effective in curing PCOS in many women and thus helping these women get rid oftheir infertility and other PCOS related discomforts.As per the data obtained from many clinical surveys, in the absence of a permanent cure for PCOS,nearly 40% of women with PCOS develop type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance by the time theyreach the age of 40.In such a case it becomes essential for women suffering from PCOS to reduce bloodsugar levels to avoid the problem of acquiring type 2 diabetes and cardiovasuclar disease in their laterlife.Metformin and CholesterolIn such a scenario, diabetes treatment drug, metformin goes a long way in improving a variety ofsymptoms including a woman’s desire to conceive in women suffering from PCOS. Metformin dietcomprising of low fat, low carbohydrate and high protein content foods along with other lifestylechanges such as exercise has been shown to decrease fasting insulin levels as well as low-densitylipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.Therefore, action of metformin may also be helpful in women with PCOS by addressing the associatedinsulin resistance and other components of the metabolic syndrome, such as improving systolic bloodpressure and lowering LDL. This also helps women with PCOS to shed much of their unwanted or excessweight.Thus though a type 2 diabetes treatment drug, metformin can also be used to treat the problem of PCOSamong women and help them conceive. However, do not depend solely on metformin as sometimesyou might also need the help of other infertility drugs to help you conceive in combination withmetformin.Therefore, it is always advisable to consult a doctor before taking any medicine for the correct dosageand proper course of treatment for any ailment. The adverse effects related to metformin are diarrhea,gas and bloating, abdominal discomfort, nausea, and vomiting.