I have been researching the various health conditions I have and a drug commonly used in the U. S. to treat type 2 diabetes, Metformin, seems to be a potentially useful drug in the treatment of cirrhosis, portal hypertension and NAFLD (despite earlier reports contraindicating its widespread use). It appears that it may help prevent liver cancer and is useful in the treatment of obesity and PCOS.
Obviously, individuals must consult with their own doctors regarding its use, but l was wondering if anyone here had any recent experience with it.
I have metabolic syndrome and could really use some help losing weight. Despite a clean diet and daily walks, l can't seem to reduce. I had ovarian cancer, and have ovarian cysts in my one ovary that apparently they aren't keen to deal with immediately, due to my cirrhosis. I also have fatty liver, portal hypertension, portal hypertensive gastropathy and mild varices (no bleeds). I'm not quite decompensated and wonder if I can reverse the progression of disease. I was successfully treated for Hep C, which caused the cirrhosis.
My father developed type 2 diabetes, which led to kidney failure and heart disease, I am desperate to avoid his fate.
I would like to know more about this seemingly miracle drug, which to my understanding, is extremely cheap and probably therefore not widely promoted (it's available generically for around $4).
Anyone with firsthand knowledge, please share your experience. Thanks in advance.