Can GLP-1 Medication Help with PCOS?

Posted by Kimberli Poor on

There has been some very promising research on the use of GLP-1 receptor agonists to help improve PCOS and infertility. First, let’s go over the basics: 

What is PCOS?

According to Cleveland Clinic, “Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects hormones. It causes irregular menstrual periods, excess hair growth, acne and infertility. People with PCOS may be at higher risk for certain health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.”

What are GLP-1 Receptor Agonists?

GLP-1 Receptor Agonists are a class of medications that aid in weight loss medication by suppressing your appetite. Traditionally, semaglutide has been used to control high blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. 

So, how can a GLP-1 Receptor Agonist help with PCOS?

According to Dr. McCartney, “one of the big hallmarks of PCOS is insulin resistance, so when you use these medications which are used for diabetes and weight loss, you improve how your body responds to insulin.”

GLP-1s can help you lose weight and improve insulin resistance, which can have a positive impact on both PCOS and infertility. 

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Disclaimer: compounded medications may be prescribed at our medical providers' discretion, and may be written off label for weight loss. Compounded drugs are not FDA approved.

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