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    Metformin Can Also Treat Liver Cirrhosis, Study Suggests

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    Post by yoly on Thu Jul 16 2015, 12:19

    Common Diabetes Drug Can Also Treat Liver Cirrhosis, Study Suggests

    The diabetes drug metformin continues to expand beyond its treatment for type 2 diabetes. In addition to its potential use in treating age-related health problems, metformin can treat portal hypertension—high blood pressure in the liver resulting from cirrhosis, according to a new study in American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. The study found that metformin reduced blood pressure in the liver, liver scarring and inflammation after one week of use in cirrhotic rats. Combining metformin with propranolol, which is commonly used to treat portal hypertension, further lowered liver blood pressure. This drug combination may be a more effective therapy for portal hypertension and warrants further clinical evaluation, the researchers wrote.

    The article “Metformin reduces hepatic resistance and portal pressure in cirrhotic rats” is published ahead-of-print in American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

    http://www.the-aps.org/mm/hp/Audiences/Public-Press/2015/33.html
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    Post by Eddie on Thu Jul 16 2015, 20:57

    More and more uses are being suggested for Metformin. I am inclined to believe Met could be a very useful drug beyond diabetes. If this was an expensive drug, I suspect big pharma would sell it for everything they could get away with, but Met is a very cheap drug and well proven to be safe over the years, unlike many type two medications. Let's hope some of the claims being made stand up over time. thumb-up


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    Type two diabetic-low carb diet (50 carbs per day) and two 500mg Metformin pills per day. Apart from diagnosis HbA1c almost 12-all HbA1c results none diabetic. For over eight years my diabetes medication has not changed. My weight has remained stable, I have suffered no ill effects from my diet whatsoever. Every blood test has proved, I took the right road to my diabetic salvation. For almost seven years, I have asked medical professionals and naysayers, how do I maintain non diabetic BG levels on two Metformin other than low carb ? The silence has been deafening !

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