Sunday, 19 May 2019

Diabetes drug metformin could relieve fibromyalgia


A 'go-to' diabetes drug could transform the lives of fibromyalgia sufferers, research suggests.

A study found treating sufferers battling the chronic pain disorder with metformin 'dramatically' improved their symptoms.

And some even saw their pain intensity go from ten out of a possible 11 to zero thanks to the commonly prescribed diabetes drug.

The researchers also found a clear link between fibromyalgia and insulin resistance, which occurs when the body fails to respond to the hormone and skews its blood sugar control. 

Ref:
1) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7005897/Metformin-ease-disorder-fibromyalgia-affects-Lady-Gaga.html
2) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/fibromyalgia/

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