Insulin Sensitizer Therapy
Insulin sensitizer therapy is a relatively new introduction to the treatment lineup for PCOS. However, it has become very well-known despite its short life span. Insulin sensitizer therapy works by allowing the body to respond more normally to insulin secretion. This prevents the pancreas from producing too much insulin, and helps to restore hormonal balance.
The three most common insulin sensitizers include:
Who Needs Insulin Sensitizer Therapy?
Insulin sensitizer therapy is not meant for all women suffering from PCOS. If you do not have a problem with insulin resistance or if you only have a mild problem, insulin sensitizer therapy probably will not benefit you. Insulin sensitizer therapy is best suited for those women with PCOS proven to be related to insulin resistance.
How Effective is Insulin Sensitizer Therapy?
Insulin sensitizer therapy ranges in effectiveness. It really depends upon your health and fertility status. Some women begin to ovulate using just insulin sensitizer therapy, while others require fertility drugs, like clomiphene citrate. However, much lower doses of clomiphene citrate are required by women using insulin sensitizer therapy.
Why Use Insulin Sensitizer Therapy?
Insulin sensitizer therapy has proven to be highly effective in restoring ovulation in many PCOS sufferers. In addition to this, insulin sensitizer therapy also helps to prevent complications caused by long-term insulin resistance including:
- gestational diabetes
- cardiovascular disease
- Type II diabetes