I agree this observation as i have also noticed the severity of ARDS of covid19 was much less in women taking METFORMIN though i have not gone for inflammatory markers as treatment provided in home quarantine But yes six pts of same family were responding in all different ways ranging from 1yr of age to 65 years of age Also noticed the eldest pt 70yrs of age who was on regular exercise and yogas without comorbidies was fastest to recover in 3to4 days though i quarantined him for 15days.
One more feather in the cap for METFORMIN as now list if uses of metformin includes, 1.T2DM 2.DM with pregnancy 3.PCOS, 4.Weight reduced due to olanzapine and clozapine 5.NOW - COVID-19- considering it causes reduction in CRP and TNF - alpha,which causes inflammation in COVID-19 patients worse Thanks,for Updating- Sir
One more feather in Metformin cap.... it is good to prescribe Metformin to all Diabetic/Obese/PCOD patients...
Very valuable information sir about link metformin and covid -19
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Friends today I am discussing about Avery disgusting problem said to be obesity. What is obesity? Obesity is an epidemic condition puts people at a higher risk for serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. BMI is a calculation that takes a person’s weight and height into account. However, BMI does have some limitations. According to the CDC, “Factors such as age, sex, ethnicity, and muscle mass can influence the relationship between BMI and body fat. Also, BMI doesn’t distinguish between excess fat, muscle, or bone mass, nor does it provide any indication of the distribution of fat among individuals.” What causes obesity? Eating more calories than you burn in daily activity and exercise (on a long-term basis) causes obesity. Over time, these extra calories add up and cause you to gain weight. Common specific causes of obesity include: eating a poor diet of foods high in fats and calories having a sedentary (inactive) lifestyle not sleeping enough, which can lead to hormonal changes that make you feel hungrier and crave certain high-calorie foods genetics, which can affect how your body processes food into energy and how fat is stored growing older, which can lead to less muscle mass and a slower metabolic rate, making it easier to gain weight pregnancy (weight gained during pregnancy can be difficult to lose and may eventually lead to obesity) Certain medical conditions may also lead to weight gain. 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Other more accurate measures of body fat and body fat distribution include skinfold thickness, waist-to-hip comparisons, and screening tests such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Your doctor may also order certain tests to help diagnose obesity as well as obesity-related health risks. These may include blood tests to examine cholesterol and glucose levels, liver function tests, diabetes screen, thyroid tests, and heart tests, such as an electrocardiogram. A measurement of the fat around your waist is also a good predictor of risk for obesity-related diseases. What are complications of obesity? Obesity leads to much more than simple weight gain. Having a high ratio of body fat to muscle puts strain on your bones as well as your internal organs. It also increases inflammation in the body, which is thought to be a cause of cancer. Obesity is also a major cause of type 2 diabetes. 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It’s a major surgery and can have serious risks. After surgery, patients will need to change how they eat and how much they eat or risk getting sick. Candidates for weight loss surgery will have a BMI of 40 or more, or have a BMI of 35 to 39.9 along with serious obesity-related health problems. Patients will often have to lose weight prior to undergoing surgery. Additionally, they will normally undergo counseling to ensure that they’re both emotionally prepared for this surgery and willing to make the necessary lifestyle changes that it will require. There’s been a dramatic increase in obesity and in obesity-related diseases. This is the reason why communities, states, and the federal government are putting an emphasis on healthy food choices and activities to help turn the tide on obesity. How can you prevent obesity? Help prevent weight gain by making good lifestyle choices. Aim for moderate exercise (walking, swimming, biking) for 20 to 30 minutes every day. Eat well by choosing nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Eat high-fat, high-calorie foods in moderation. Common and effective homeopathic remedies for weight loss Antimonium crudum. Argentum nitricum. Calcarea carbonica. Coffea cruda. Capsicum. Other homoeopathic medicines can also be given on the basis of totality of symptoms.Dr. Rajesh Gupta7 Likes4 Answers