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Suffering from PCOD, obesity. Taking yasmin, metformin, no relief. Treatment?

Hello there, My child is suffering from PCOD and is 16 yrs old.She is having this problem since she started with her periods at the age of 11.5yrs.But got detected last feb.2011.since that time she is put on Yasmin and Metformin . her problem is still the same with no change and with too many side effects one being not able to lose weight. can u assist me on same regds
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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Thank you for asking HCM
I have gone through your query.In PCOD most of the patients will get normal periods when they loose 10 percent of body weight.But metformin alone is not giving the benefit of weight loss for many.For such cases i advise Liraglutide along with metformin which gives a good outcome.As your daughter is so young early treatment is very benefitable for her.With this combination therapy usually patients get relieved from insulin resistance and excessive hair growth and balding caused by increase in androgens.Hope this may help you.
Let me know if you have any further query.
Answered: Tue, 15 Jul 2014
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