Can Metformin Restore Fertility in Women with PCOS

25 Jun

Metformin, as we all know is a medicine to treat type 2 diabetes by controlling or lowering the blood sugar levels. The medicine belongs to a class of drugs called biguanide category, which not only work to lower the blood sugar levels in the body but also work to treat the insulin resistance syndrome found in all diabetic patients. It is this property of metformin to treat the insulin resistance syndrome, makes metformin useful for not only diabetics but also overweight people and women suffering from Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, popularly known as PCOS.

Now you must be wondering what exactly is PCOS and how does this affect a woman’s ability to conceive. To understand about PCOS, it is first important to know about the symptoms of polycystic ovaries, which include irregular periods, excessive male pattern hair growth on face and body, acne, excess body weight, anovulation, insulin resistance and infertility. So if you experience any of the two or more of the above mentioned symptoms, it is very likely that you might be suffering from PCOS.

Metformin Dosage For PCOS

Metformin Dosage For PCOS

While the condition is absolutely harmless in itself, it can become a cause of other serious concerns of the body and mind such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, infertility, stress, and depression, thus affecting a person’s both physical and emotional well being. It thus becomes imperative to seek poly cystic ovaries treatment not only to enable a person conceive and lead a happy family life but also to prevent the occurrence of serious health conditions like type 2 diabetes.


Since PCOS also increases a woman’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes due to the problem of insulin resistance associated with this syndrome, metformin, the popular type 2 diabetes treatment drug is proved to be effective in curing PCOS in many women and thus helping these women get rid of their infertility and other PCOS related discomforts.


Thus following a strict diet, which is high in fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins and low in fat and simple carbohydrates along with exercise and regular metformin dosage goes a long way in reducing blood sugar levels, treating insulin resistance, reducing weight, lowering cholesterol and thus increasing a woman’s ability to conceive by treating PCOS condition.


Although, metformin may not directly affect a woman’s ability to conceive and in certain cases infertility drugs are also required to treat infertility in women with PCOS, metformin Hcl 500 mg still can go a long way in not only supporting other drugs to treat infertility but also help a woman lose weight and cut down her chances of getting serious illnesses.

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