I went to the endocrinologist and they took a lot of blood thinking I might have either a hormone problem or insulin problems or PCOS. I went on got my other perscription and they also gave me Metformin and my doctor didnt call to tell us what was wrong or why I have to take it or even that he was filling a prescription. I heard its good for weight loss which I was going to see another endocrinologist about for weight loss pills.
Metformin, a therapy generally used in adults with type 2 diabetes, was linked to short-term improvements in the cardiometabolic health of teenagers with polycystic ovary syndrome PCOSa small evidence review found. In addition, metformin was associated with similar, short-term improvements in women with PCOS, either as monotherapy or dual therapy with estrogen-progestin oral contraception, reported Errol Fields, MD and Maria E. Oral contraception has been described as a first-line treatment for adolescents with PCOS, but this therapy has been associated with an increase in metabolic dysfunction and risk for cardiovascular disease.
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Young women with PCOS often have elevated insulin levels and are more likely to develop diabetes. Metformin is a medication often prescribed for women with PCOS to help prevent or treat diabetes. A lifestyle that includes healthy nutrition and daily exercise is an important part of a PCOS treatment plan.
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Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. Although signs and symptoms of the disorder typically appear at the time of puberty, diagnosis is often delayed until adulthood. Obesity among adolescents has been increasing in recent years, with overrepresentation of females who show evidence of hyperandrogenism and irregular periods, suggesting an association of obesity and PCOS at an early age.
The most common type 2 diabetes drug metformin is being suggested by a new study as a successful long-term treatment to manage body weight and body composition in obese teenagers with insulin resistance. In their abstractscientists noted that in teenagers with obesity and insulin resistance, lifestyle intervention therapy alone may not be sufficient and so off-label metformin is frequently prescribed. So they set out to find if long-term use of metformin was safe and effective versus a placebo.
Although metformin is widely-used as a treatment for adults with diabetes and insulin resistance, its use in pediatric patients is somewhat controversial. Michael Freemark, MD, chief of the division of endocrinology and diabetes in the pediatrics department of Duke University Medical Center, said he supports metformin treatment in pediatric patients. In contrast, Philip Scott Zeitler, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, was opposed to metformin treatment in this population, saying lifestyle interventions should be encouraged for these patients.