What Are the Pros/Cons of Metformin on Pregnancy Success?

Dec 10, 2021

What Are the Pros/Cons of Metformin on Pregnancy Success?

Today's question is: My doctor recommended Metformin as I have high blood sugar. I’m not sure I want to take it - what are the pros/cons of doing this?

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05:15- TODAY’S QUESTION: My doctor recommended Metformin as I have high blood sugar. I’m not sure I want to take it. What are the pros/cons of doing this?

  • We see this recommended a lot (Even when there are not blood sugar issues)


  • The POV from both the conventional and functional side
  • “It’s not really (Metformin) addressing the issues. You are still driving the dysfunction.”
  • Our cells can get inflamed where the hormones cannot send a signal. We need to fix the issues
  • “If you are going to use it- still do the other work”
  • Common side effects & the risks of not addressing the root cause



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