Metformin for weight loss: does it really work?

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Metformin is not used for slimming, however, it can help in the weight loss process because it controls the amount of glucose in the blood at a long time, and that is to say, it helps to gradually release the sugar in the body, controlling it hambre y la ansiedad entre las foods, promoting así el adelgazamiento.

In addition to balancing the amount of sugar in the blood, this medication also regulates the production of leptin, which is a hormone responsible for satiety, helping to reduce the amount of food ingested and indirectly contributing to weight loss.

However, metformin can cause some side effects such as nausea, tiredness and vomiting, but on the other hand, it also has some contraindications. For this reason, it should only be taken after an endocrinologist performs a clinical evaluation and checks what are the risks and benefits that lead to the use of this medication.

Understand better than metformin, when it is indicated and side effects.

What is metformin used for?

Metformin is a drug that helps to control the amount of sugar in the blood, being indicated for the treatment of type 1, type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome and in some people who suffer from insulin resistance.

Although it is not the most effective and recommended drug for slimming, some studies show that metformin can help with weight loss, in the soil for those who have type 1 diabetes, type 2 or polycystic ovaries, and also for those who have overweight or obesity. Know all about diabetes.

It is important to point out that the benefits of metformin to help slimming are obtained mainly when this medication is associated with a balanced diet, rich in fiber, with adequate amounts of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals, in addition to the practice of physical activity in a regular.

How to lose weight in a healthy way

As metformin is not a drug indicated for slimming, it is recommended to use other effective ways to lose weight.

Some strategies to help you lose weight healthily:

  • Follow a balanced diet: varied intake of fruits and vegetables, with adequate amounts of healthy fats such as olive oil, lean proteins such as fish, low intake of carbohydrates such as breads and pastas, and a low intake of foods such as ice cream and sweets, are essentials to help you lose weight Weight. See how to have a healthy diet to lose weight.
  • Practice physical activity: physical exercises, when practiced regularly and with the guidance of a specialized professional, help to lose calories and contribute to the slimming process. Discover some physical exercises that help you lose weight.
  • Maintain a regular sweating habit: Sleep bien por las noches helps to regulate the hormones leptin and ghrelin, which are responsible for the control of the hambre, contributing to the loss of weight.
  • Drink at least 2 liters of water a day: drinking 500 ml of water 30 minutes before meals helps to fill the stomach, reducing the stomach and promoting weight loss.

For the weight loss to be effective, it is important that there are changes in the lifestyle and in the eating habits. Follow a personalized diet guided by a nutritionist and the practice of physical activity, supervised by a specialized professional, are essential for weight loss and good health.

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Isenção de responsabilidade – (versão em português): Este conteúdo foi preparado com base em informações de pesquisas, publicações adicionais ou no trabalho de tradução/verificação de um editor voluntário deste conselho web. Este é um serviço sem fins lucrativos. É altamente recomendável que todos os detalhes e informações publicadas sejam verificadas cuidadosamente. Nunca permitimos recomendações de medicamentos, bulas ou qualquer orientação sobre medicamentos. Nunca permitimos a política partidária como base para checagem. Para mais informações, leia nossos termos.

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