Metformin Use

Evaluating Risk Factors: Metformin Use

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as metformin use — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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If you indicate having used hormones, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Are you using Glucophage or Glucophage XR (Metformin - a biguanide agent)? This is a blood sugar and insulin-lowering medication.
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ Less than 1000mg per day
→ 1000mg to 1500mg per day
→ Over 1500mg per day

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no Metformin use, low Metformin use, typical Metformin use or high Metformin use, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as Anorexia / Starvation Tendency.  Metformin is used to treat type II diabetes, but several studies show that it helps people to lose weight by reducing hunger in people whether they have diabetes or not.  Metformin reduces sugar release from your liver to prevent blood sugar levels from rising too high, so your body doesn't need to produce as much insulin.  Insulin makes you hungry and causes fat cells in your abdomen to fill with fat.  If you are very underweight, see your doctor about lowering your dose or force yourself to eat more food.
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