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What things such as lotions, antibiotics, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and food or drinks , make birth control less effective ?

What things such as lotions, antibiotics, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and food or drinks , make birth control less effective ?

Mainly antibiotics: Antibiotics may affect the bacteria in the gut that can interfere with absorbing the pill. There are some meds that alter gastric motility and that can affect things as well. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Can diet pills or fat burners effect pregnancy tests?

Can diet pills or fat burners effect pregnancy tests?

Only, possibly, one: If you are on the HCG diet, receiving injections or supplements of hcg, you could get a false positive pregnancy test, since that is the hormone the pregnancy tests looks for in your blood or urine. Otherwise, no. ...Read more

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Is taking fish oil supplements will reduce candida symptoms and seborrheic dermatitis ??

Is taking fish oil supplements will reduce candida symptoms and seborrheic dermatitis ??

Absolutely not: In fact, it is not at all certain that there is any benefit from fish oil for anything. In USA it has been abandoned as useless by the best-informed experts. It has also been noted to cause prostate cancer. It is true that it lowers triglycerides and raises HDL but it has not lowered the risk for strokes or heart attacks. No benefit has been demonstrated except to those who sell it. ...Read more

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Is there birth control pill that helps anemia and acne without weight gain?

Is there birth control pill that helps anemia and acne without weight gain?

No pill: Has been shown conclusively to cause weight gain, although many choose to believe it. No birth control pills have an absolutely consistent side effect profile either. All birth control pill choices basically come down to 'try it and see.'. ...Read more

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Could someone take hair, skin, and nail vitamins while also taking birth control?

Could someone take hair, skin, and nail vitamins while also taking birth control?

Why take them?: Unless you list all of the ingredients in these supplements, no one can answer your question. The safest bet is not to take anything that is not prescribed by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Are there any risks if you take diet pills (non stim, thermogenic, CLA and detox) without eating? The weight loss pills brand is INTEK EVOLUTION.

Are there any risks if you take diet pills (non stim, thermogenic, CLA and detox) without eating? The weight loss pills brand is INTEK EVOLUTION.

Be careful!: The ingredients in the INTEK products don't look bad - except in the thermogenic where there is a lot of caffeine and yohimbe (could be a problem). The bigger issue is the whole dieting thing. It is a bad idea! Treat your body right with real food and it will maintain a healthy weight. Nutritional supplements can help SUPPLEMENT a good diet but they don't replace eating well. http://undergroundwellness.com/just-eat-real-food/ ...Read more

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Would hair skin and nails vitamins be more beneficial than biotin pills? (heard online that biotin pills cause hair growth in areas such as legs, arms

Would hair skin and nails vitamins be more beneficial than biotin pills? (heard online that biotin pills cause hair growth in areas such as legs, arms

Now, think about it: You want something to help hair/nails/skin but you are worried that it will cause hair growth where you don't want it. Certainly no supplements will preferentially aid growth in only specific areas! There is some evidence that biotin does improve keratin infrastructure important in healthy hair/nails. But not clear any better than the right amount of other B vitamins best obtained in healthy diet ...Read more

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How affective is birth control when taking diet supplements such as vitamins and cla?

How affective is birth control when taking diet supplements such as vitamins and cla?

BC and vitamins: Most vitamins will not interfer with bc. However there are some herbs that can interfer and you should talk with your doctor if you are using herbs. ...Read more

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Can i take oral collagen dietary supplements as weight loss agent to aid in preventing loose skin?

Can i take oral collagen dietary supplements as weight loss agent to aid in preventing loose skin?

Effects are debatabl: There are few studies on the effect of collagen in easing conditions like osteoarthritis.Collagen creams do nothing exept waste of your money.Only treatment with some positive effect is collagen injections oral collagen supplements are not regulated, so you do not know what you are getting.Most collagen oral are made from cow or chicken products and can be dangerous if you have food allergies. ...Read more

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I'm taking green coffee bean, vitamin B6 (metabolism), and biotin. Will any of these decrease the effectiveness of my birth control pills?

I'm taking green coffee bean, vitamin B6 (metabolism), and biotin. Will any of these decrease the effectiveness of my birth control pills?

Based on medical: Literature, your listed meds won't affect bcp. The meds that usually lowers the efficacy of bcp are antibiotics, antifungals, antiviral, meds for seizure & depression. To be safe, space your bcp 10-12 hours from your herbals . Take care! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/oral_contraceptives/page3.Htm. ...Read more

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Are whey protein powders safe during pregnancy? On healthy diet, thought to help with weight gain and baby health. Thought to mix it in milkshake

Are whey protein powders safe during pregnancy? On healthy diet, thought to help with weight gain and baby health. Thought to mix it in milkshake

Safe with pregnancy: Whey protein comes from milk based products. It is completely safe during pregnancy when used in conjunction with resistance based training it will help increase lean body mass. If not used in conjunction with exercise program, if you are otherwise eating a well balanced diet, not much benefit to supplementation with whey protein. ...Read more

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Which vitamins are better for hair, skin & nails: biotin or cod liver oil pills?

All of them: you don't take vitamins "for hair, skin and nails etc." they are required for health in all tissues ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more