Metformin Caused Psoriasis-like Eruptions, Alternative is Berberine
It is not unusual to develop diabetes or pre-diabetes along with psoriasis. Actually diabetes and pre-diabetes are just the terms used to name the increased blood sugar levels (usually treated with the drugs like metformin) resistant to endogenous (own – produced by the body) insulin.
In my previous articles you can read more details about the cause of type 2 diabetes. But in short what is the cause?
Endotoxins and inflammation, yes the same causes like those of psoriasis.
It is known for more than 70 years that infection is the most common cause of diabetes!
Does metformin help also in psoriasis?
Even though there were some studies and articles published in scientific journals I don’t think that metformin could be any helpful in psoriasis. If we are looking for the real cure and not just a whatever it takes band aid.
The mechanism of action of metformin presented in those papers is again just a suppression of some pathways rather than bringing the balance.[1, 2]