Beyond diabetes, metformin may prove to be a ‘wonder drug’

Endocrine Today | In the past 2 decades, metformin has become a mainstay of type 2 diabetes management and is now the recommended first-line drug for treating the disease in the United States and worldwide.Available in the United States since 1995, metformin is an attractive therapy for clinicians and patients alike. Studies have found the agent to be safe and effective, and at about $4 for a 1-month supply of the

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Health Watch: Excess skin removal following weight loss | FOX2now.com

Rashes, open sores, even fungal infections could happen to those who have lost over 100 pounds but have excess skin.  SLUCare plastic surgeon, Dr. Sumesh Kaswan helps patients who want to feel comfortable in their new body after losing a lot of weight.”The country is getting more obese and, with the invention of minimally invasive procedures, we are encountering more people who have these surgeries.” Patients can lose 50 to 300 pounds or more and, “after reaching their new normal weight, they may notice deformities, like excess skin or skin rolls,” Kaswan says. That is why body contouring is growing in popularity.

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