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Doctor insights on: Are Birth Control Hormones And Leptin Hormones Safe To Take Together

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Are there any benefits to taking low estrogen birth control pills as suppose to regular ones?

Are there any benefits to taking low estrogen birth control pills as suppose to regular ones?

Side effects: The higher the estrogen the higher the riskd of blood clots, migranes, varicose veins, and breast pains. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take birth control and a herbal estrogen hormone supplement together?

Is it okay to take birth control and a herbal  estrogen hormone supplement  together?

Notadvisable: Your birth control contains estrogens/progestin and adding the herbal estrogen product increases the amount of estrogen/ side effects with probably no additional benefits. Common side effects may include skin rash, acne, or brown spots on the skin, breast tenderness, slight weight gain, nausea and even mood changes. Please see your doctor if you think you need more estrogen. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking birth control pills without hormones? Which is healthier, hormones or no hormones?

What are the benefits of taking birth control pills without hormones? Which is healthier, hormones or no hormones?

Haven't seen them: Haven't seen women's birth control pills without hormones. Can you post another question, and include the name or the pills? Perhaps you are referring to mini-pills that contain one instead of two hormones? ...Read more

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Can i take 50% of birth control pill? In order to make smaller amount of hormones. It contains 2.5 mg nomegestrol + 1.5 estradiol.

Can i take 50% of birth control pill? In order to make smaller amount of hormones. It contains 2.5 mg nomegestrol + 1.5 estradiol.

Why?: Why would you do that? If you cut the dose down then it is unlikely they would inhibit ovulation. These are low dose pills already. If you are concerned about hormone exposure consider a paragard iud. It is hormone free and works well. ...Read more

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I'm taking birth control pills and want to take omega 3 and apple cider vinegar pills. Will they make the birth control pills less effective?

I'm taking birth control pills and want to take omega 3 and apple cider vinegar pills. Will they make the birth control pills less effective?

Need calarification: Will need to know more. This is something your physician will need to evaluae you. You could ask your pharmacist to advise you. They have medication interaction software thst can clarify some of this. It will need more specificity about the names of the medications. ...Read more

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Can carb inhibitors affect birth control pills and make them less effective ?

Can carb inhibitors affect birth control pills and make them less effective ?

Not known: Starch (carbohydrate) blockers are dietary supplements, not medications. Since they don't go through the FDA's drug approval process, the FDA has not said whether starch blockers, or any other supplements, are safe, effective, or even contain what the label says is on the bottle. It's all unknown. ...Read more

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Are breast supposed to grow while using birth control?

Are breast supposed to grow while using birth control?

Sometimes: Some oral contraceptives can be associated with increase in breast size in some women (sometimes). ...Read more

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I want to know how to counteract the loss of sexual desire, caused by birth control pills 2 mg dienogest + ethinyl estradiol 0.03.

I want to know how to counteract the loss of sexual desire, caused by birth control pills 2 mg dienogest + ethinyl estradiol 0.03.

Try a different: It is not very common to have that side effect but some women do. There are many other birth control options you can choose from. Consider trying something new. ...Read more

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Can probiotics and multivitamins cause my birth control pills (sprintec) to be less effective?

Can probiotics and multivitamins cause my birth control pills (sprintec) to be less effective?

Unlikely. : Hi, it's unlikely but not knowing the exact probiotics or multivitamins we can't say that to a 100% certainty. Please consult the physician who prescribed the birth control pills. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Prescribed Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for PCOS, but I have a Protein S deficiency... Reluctant to start pill. Any safe alternatives to pill to regulate hormones + period?

Prescribed Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for PCOS, but I have a Protein S deficiency... Reluctant to start pill. Any safe alternatives to pill to regulate hormones + period?

Complicted.: blood clots can be a problem with your condition. Do you have plans for pregancy? Being pregnant can be risky as well and you might have to take blood thinner shots during pregnancy. Problems are rare, but I have seen them. Fertility pills and monthly provera (medroxyprogesterone) are alternatives. It is a delicate balance and it will be your decision as to what to do. But hey life is good, enjoy. ...Read more

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Can all birth control pills make you gain weight?

Can all birth control pills make you gain weight?

Some people will alw: Always gain weight no matter what pill they take, most women do not gain wt from the pill, the lower the dose, the less chance of wt gain, loloestrin is the lowest doe combination pill, i prescribe that one the most and a your age if u are going to take the pill u should be on the lowest dose one. ...Read more

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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more