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Can Diet Pills Affect Your Menstrual Cycle
Yes: They can cause problems. Sometimes they cause your periods to go away. And besides the GYN issues from this, it can affect other parts of your body. So just be careful. Once that happens, it may not be easily reversible ...Read more
Anorectic agents generally known as diet pills are medications which decrease or inhibit appetite and aid in the reduction of food intake, therefore aiding weightmloss. Most currently FDA-approved appetite medications are dispensed by prescription due to potential side effects and contraindications. Diet pills alone are seldom successful in deriving long-term weight reduction. They should only be taken under the direct supervision of a physician specifically trained in their use as a part of a multi-modal treatment program including diet, exercise, ...Read more
I was on a diet to lose some pounds. However, my menstrual cycle stopped for 3 months. Should I do something about it?
When you change your diet does it effect your menstrual cycle? Like get it one week, then the following week you start a healthy diet and get it again
Not typically: Our diets, unless at the extremes of starvation or over--consumption, do not affect our menstrual cycle. Most commonly affecting menstrual cycle would be hormones, weight (thin/heavy), thyroid and pituitary. If you're worried about any of these, then see a doctor for check up and labs. As well, of course, make sure you are regularly exercising and following a healthy diet. ...Read more
Can you naturally help regulate your menstrual cycle? Like changes in diet, incorporate or avoid certain food?
Depends: It depends on what you mean by 'regulate'. A diet rich in iron can help to replenish the iron stores that are lost when you menstruate if your bleeding is heavy. If you are having specific problems with your cycle (missing periods or too frequent) there can be dietary changes that can help. Most significantly, if you are heavy, weight loss and being at healthy bmi can help regulate periods. ...Read more
Stopped the pill 2 months ago after 7 years. Didn't have a normal menstrual cycle last month. When will my cycle return to normal so I can conceive?
I've been thinking about taking diet pills, im 22 and I weigh 250. Would it be a bad idea to start taking hydroxycut? Regular diets haven't worked.
See doctor: You need a good health history, labs, stratify risk factors determine what meds are best for you, see if surgery is an option. Overall, it takes a lot of time (years) to loose weight. Lifestyle modification is the most important aspect, this is what takes time, concentration, adjustments, review, and dedication. ...Read more
I need to lose 10lbs and it's been a battle because I have hypothyroidism. I eat right & small portions & long walks. Y can't I lose any? Diet pills?
Lose weight: First, make sure your hypothyroidism is treated appropriately. If that is under control, then we look at what you eat, how much you eat, and how much you exercise. Looks like you have the first 2 covered. Walking, while good for you, will not get your heart rate high enough to burn calories. You need to do cardio exercise and maintain a target hr for 20+ minutes a few times a week. ...Read more
Side effects: There are very few, if any, medications that have no side effects. Our bodies are wondrously complex and delicately balanced machines. To tinker with one part using a medication almost always causes additional effects in another part. The goal is to minimize these side effects but they are almost always there to some extent. ...Read more
None: Lose weight first, then try to become pregnant. Being overweight is a risk for pregnant women. Try a safe approach to dieting, moderated by your healthcare provider. Lose the weight recommended to get to your ideal weight, then try to conceive. (consider weightwatchers, nutrisystems, etc). ...Read more
Diet & Exercise: As you might imagine, most physicians don't recommend diet pills. There are prescription diet pills and they should be given under a physicians supervision. OTC diet pills are not safe and I don't recommend them. In terms of interactions, you'd have to state the name of pill and the name of your birth control to answer effectively ...Read more
Are there any OTC diet pills that I can take. That doesn't have hormones and can be taken with tamoxifen and lipitor (atorvastatin)?
Diet pills safe:
Orlistat (xenical) is otc diet pill that prevents dietary fat absorption to help weight loss. You can take 60mg PO three times aday with each fat containing meal. Side effects are flatulence and diarrhea.
In addtion moderate physical activity and calorie restriction is advised. ...Read more
Why I gain weight even I'm nt a big eater. I'm 40 this year. I have try diet pills but can't work on me. Will evening primrose oil help me?
Weight gain: Simplistically, weight gain occurs when calories in exceed calories out. There's a tendency to continue eating habits developed in our youth even as out physical activity decreases due to work & family constraints. There is no evidence that evening primrose oil will help lose weight. Consider DASH, Mediterranean or vegetarian diet plus regular physical activity - avoid screen time incl TV/computer ...Read more
I don't want to go over my calorie limit for the day, so I took some of my mothers diet pills. Will they work since I don't take them regularly?
Bad idea: The effectiveness depends on what "diet pills" you actually took. They have different mechanism of action and work differently depending on the individual person. In general, it is a bad idea to take a medication that was not prescribed specifically for you. Go to your doctor and ask for your own pills. You might have characteristics where one diet pill might be better suited for you than others. ...Read more
My girlfriend started taking diet pills a week ago and she experienced light period 1 day. Ultrasound didn't detect abnormalities. Shall we be worried?
Diet Pills: "Diet pills" come in many types and dosages. I would need to know more about the medication. That said, some diet pills have hormones in them. Hormones can effect a woman's menstrual cycle. Since she had an ultrasound, I assume she was seen by a doctor. Also, if she hasn't had a pregnancy test, she should. Lastly, if her weight problem is severe, she should try to get help from a nutritionist. ...Read more
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Question?: There are different options for when to start the first pill of your new contraceptive. Some women start on the sunday of the week in which they start bleeding; others start on the fifth day of their cycle. Please check with your healthcare provider who prescribed the pill, since once you start the first pill pack, you shouldn't have to wonder when to start the next pack. ...Read more
How log does it take for menstrual cycle to become regular again after taking progestin-only pill for years? Over 7 cycles mine ranges 22-31 days!
Hard to say: Alliow at least 3 months. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Weight Loss Meds:
In the US there are not any weight loss medications approved for use in individuals 17 years or less.
For adults 18 years or older, FDA approved weight loss medications can be used safely under a doctor's supervision as an adjunct to diet and exercise if you are overweight or obese.
Certain medical conditions like mood disorders, sleep problems, and heart condition may limit options. ...Read more
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
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
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