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Fatty Belly. On Metformin For PCOs. Regularised Periods From Exercises. Any Medication For Reduction Of Fat In Stomach?

Hi ,
am a PCOS Patient . I have been taking metformin for last 1 year now . I dont want to continue with steroids as i have heared it causes infertility . With excercise i have been able to regularise my periods but am not able to reduce my belly fat . It will be a favour if you can help me with a medicine whichj can help me lose belly fat fast. I am a marketing professional ,so this bulging belly is ruining my career as well :( Regards - Aana
Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
dear user obesity particularly abdominal obesity is a common symptom of pcos. Various studies have shown that metformin in addition to regulating periods, helps to reduce weight in PCOS. It is most effective when combined with healthy diet and exercise. Sadly there is no other medicine available which can help to reduce fat specially belly fat. Some of the anti- obesity drugs have been banned by the FDA for serious side effects. So I would suggest you to go natural- eat healthy, think healthy (yoga and meditation) exercise regularly. Best of luck.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Alekhya's  Response
hello,
Thank you for consulting HCM.
Weight loss in PCOs not only feel you better but also help to resolve some of your symptoms and may normalize your periods too.Check you body mass index first to proceed for anything.The drug you are taking now METFORMIN also helps in weight loss and anti androgen medications also helps you in losing weight.Along with that you also need to
-do exercises atleast 30 minutes in a day
-eat vegetables,high fiber diet,fruits
-drink more water
-track your cholesterol and blood pressure levels regularly
-take 4-6 small meals in a day
-if you do smoke you need to quit it.
Hope you got the answer.Thank you.
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Dentist, Orthodontics Dr. Mrunal Meshram's  Response
HI THERE
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR CONCERN IN HEALTHCARE MAGIC.
REDUCTION IN WEIGHT WILL BE HELPFUL TO YOU TO LOOK GOOD , FEEL GOOD AND IT WILL EASE YOUR MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS TOO.
-DO 20 MINUTES BRISK WALKING DAILY.
-START YOUR DAY WITH A HEALTHY BREAKFAST .
-EAT FRESH FRUITS , VEGETABLES , EGG WHITE , CURD , MILK WITHOUT ADDED SUGAR .
-REPLACE RICE WITH BROWN RICE , WHITE BREAD WITH BROWN BREAD.
-NO ADDED SUGAR , SALT.
-NO JUNK FOOD
-FRESHLY COOKED HOME FOOD ONLY.
-TAKE DINNER AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE AND AS LIGHT AS POSSIBLE
-LIMIT RED MEAT , SWEETS , FRIED BEVERAGES.
-KEEP ON CHANGING REGIME WITH CYCLING , WALKING , SWIMMING , RUNNING , DANCING TO AVOID BOREDOM.
-STRETCHING EXERCISES IN YOGA ARE HELPFUL FOR REDUCING BELLY FAT.
-KEEP YOURSELF HYDRATED.
ALL THE BEST
IF ANY QUERY REGARDING THIS , WRITE US BACK
TAKE CARE.
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Homeopath Dr. Archana K's  Response
Hi Aana,
Thanks for writing in.
As per information given by you,my suggestions would be as follows;
1)your strategies to reduce belly fat should be based on improving insulin sensitivity and lowering body fat level.
2) eat fresh,wholesome food. Include unprocessed food,complete protein and food containing ALA(alpha lipoic acid) eg .walnut,flaxseeds,peas n green veggies in your diet.
3) regular workouts are absolutely important. Include cardio,weight training and yoga in your daily routine.
Hope this will.help.
All the best..
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Fatty Belly. On Metformin For PCOs. Regularised Periods From Exercises. Any Medication For Reduction Of Fat In Stomach?

dear user obesity particularly abdominal obesity is a common symptom of pcos. Various studies have shown that metformin in addition to regulating periods, helps to reduce weight in PCOS. It is most effective when combined with healthy diet and exercise. Sadly there is no other medicine available which can help to reduce fat specially belly fat. Some of the anti- obesity drugs have been banned by the FDA for serious side effects. So I would suggest you to go natural- eat healthy, think healthy (yoga and meditation) exercise regularly. Best of luck.