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How can I lose weight fast & how to make my acne go alway ?

How can I lose weight fast & how to make my acne go alway ?

Take charge: Acne can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid hasn't cleared you, or if it's severe or on your trunk, get with your physician. It's not lifestyle, diet or hygiene related. Weight loss is about changing attitudes toward food and exercise, best accomplished by hanging out with fitness-focused people -- make new friends & work hard. Best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I need to get motivated to lose weight and get fit. I also need to treat my acnes. I also need to learn how to eat vegetables.

I need to get motivated to lose weight and get fit. I also need to treat my acnes. I also need to learn how to eat vegetables.

All of the things: you mention may be linked. You need someone to be accountable to. Please talk w/your doc,a mental health professional, or a spiritual guide. Set clear and measurable goals and review them weekly. Peace and good health. Congratulations on thinking this way. Catching things at 18 y.o. is great! ...Read more

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Does acne medication make you lose weight?

Does acne medication make you lose weight?

Acne meds: A person might experience decreased appetite, nausea or vomiting on Accutane which could impact weight. But this is not considered a significant side effect of this medication. If you were referring to a different medication then please clarify and re-ask question. ...Read more

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Why do I lose weight during my period, but straight after my period, I rapidly gain weight. I am currently taking the microgynon pill for my acne?

Why do I lose weight during my period, but straight after my period, I rapidly gain weight. I am currently taking the microgynon pill for my acne?

Water weight: The pill is taken for three weeks, and then stopped for a week during which one experiences menses or period. It is not uncommon for women to retain fluids from hormones, especially progestins, and then to eliminate the excess fluid when the progestins are stopped. Decreasing the salt in your diet as well as avoiding a high carbohydrate diet may help in stabilizing the weight gain. ...Read more

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Will pantothenic acid help with my severe cystic acne? Will it effect my burthcontrol or cause me to lose weight? Those are two concerns for me.

Will pantothenic acid help with my severe cystic acne? Will it effect my burthcontrol or cause me to lose weight? Those are two concerns for me.

No need for it: It is very unlikely that you are deficient in pantothenic acids and taking it will not help acne. Please consult this site for home treatment for acne. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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Apple cider vinegar benefits, will it work on acne scars as well as help me lose weight?

Apple cider vinegar benefits, will it work on acne scars as well as help me lose weight?

Fad diet: Losing weight essentially comes down to limiting calorie intake and increasing calorie expenditure via exercise. I am not aware of apple cider vinegar specifically reducing acne scars other than to limit acne disease by decreasing calorie and oil intake. ...Read more

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Would it be easier for me to lose weight if i stop using TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)? (I use the pill to treat acne and cramps)

Minimal effect: The use of TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) at most may be leading to a pound or two of weight change, so stopping it is not going to make a huge difference. It still boils down to you needing to take in fewer calories in what you eat or burn more calories with exercise. If you think that the pill is going to make some huge difference in your weight, it will not. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight if I have pcos and I'm taking Trinessa? do I need to add metformin to this? I feel exhausted, depressed, & have acne

Is it possible to lose weight if I have pcos and I'm taking Trinessa? do I need to add metformin to this? I feel exhausted, depressed, & have acne

Complex question: Treating PCOS with a contraceptive pill, can cause a slight reduction in ovarian cystic volume and some body weight loss. However, the depression, acne and feeling of exhaustion may indicate both PCOS and Depression. Ask your Trinessa GYN MD about the need or not for Metformin as well as have him/her do a screening for clinical depression as a anti-depressant Rx may be more appropriately indicated ...Read more

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I have pcos and some acne issues, i can't loose weight and i'm still a teen... I don't trust pills so what do I do?

I have pcos and some acne issues, i can't loose weight and i'm still a teen...
I don't trust pills so what do I do?

PCOS treatment: Weight loss is hard. Lots we don't understand about how body expends energy. So 2 similar people with same diet and same exercise may weigh differently. Still boils down to burning off more than taking in to lose. Do you see an endocrinologist? Have access to wellness center for weight management? Low glycemic index foods ( healthy plate meal plan) may help. Metformin relatively safe; talk to doc. ...Read more

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Wanting to go on the pill because I have really bad acne due to pcos. I am afraid of not being able to loose weight while on the pill though.

Wanting to go on the pill because I have really bad acne due to pcos. I am afraid of not being able to loose weight while on the pill though.

Don't worry: Most birth control pills are not associated with weight gain, especially the newer pills with the newer progestins and lower doses of estrogen. Weight is easier to address than the acne and hormonal disturbances of pcos ….Follow your doctor's advice about the pills. ...Read more

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Pcos with acne, seldom menses, hirutism and subhigh bloodsugar levels.Normal weight(bmi23/24 but )will it help me to eat healthy and loose weight?

Pcos with acne, seldom menses, hirutism and subhigh bloodsugar levels.Normal weight(bmi23/24 but )will it help me to eat healthy and loose weight?

Pcos: Pcos can lead to diabetes. Eating healthy will help; however, seeing a gynecologist for menstral irregularity and hirsutism is important. Birth control pills can help acne, menstral issues and hirsutism. Sometimes oral hypoglycemic meds are necessary as well. ...Read more

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I stArted exercising and losing weight but now suffer from back acne, what is going on?

I stArted exercising and losing weight but now suffer from back acne, what is going on?

Sweat and hormones: Back acne is usually triggered by testosterone and yes us gals have a bit of that in us. Some women are overweight due to an ovarian condition called PCOD(S) which can cause higher levels of testosterone. Since exercising is increasing your sweat the glands on your back are reacting to it. Use otc acne body wash and visit with your MD to discuss meds - possibly spironolactone. Keep moving! ...Read more

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Can sudden excessive weight gain 30 lbs cause acne issues effecting all of body? For the first time it's not just my face. Losing the weight now.

Can sudden excessive weight gain 30 lbs cause acne issues effecting all of body? For the first time it's not just my face. Losing the weight now.

Yes: Please do your best to lose that weight. It scrambles your hormones. However, you should be able to address your acne with your physician's guidance while you are getting your health back otherwise. Acne may respond to the oral contraceptive pill or to a mix of antibiotic and topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use isotretinoin (for acne) and sibutramine(weight reducing drug) together ?

Is it safe to use isotretinoin (for acne) and sibutramine(weight reducing drug) together ?

Sibutramine: Sibutramine is no longer available in the U.S. The manufacturer has decided to stop producing sibutramine based on information from a recent clinical study. In this study, people taking sibutramine had an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. If you are currently taking sibutramine, you should stop taking this medication and call your doctor to discuss switching. ...Read more

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Which antipsychotics are low risk for weight gain and drug induced cystic acne?

Which antipsychotics are low risk for weight gain and drug induced cystic acne?

Antipsychotics: You MUST have your Primary doctor refer you as soon as possible to a Psychologist. I think you will be pleasantly surprised when you start seeing the Psychologist! Please let me know how things go ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Pimples (Definition)

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