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Doctor insights on: Can Taking The Birth Control Pill Cause A Person To Gain Weight Or Lose Weight

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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Should i go off birth control pill and lose weight or stay on pill?

Should i go off birth control pill and lose weight or stay on pill?

Both: Birth control pills do not prevent weight loss. It is possible to lose weight while still preventing pregnancy. Women gain a lot more weight with pregnancy than they do with the pill. ...Read more

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Can the birth control pill cause blood clots and make u gain weight?

Can the birth control pill cause blood clots and make u gain weight?

Blood clots a risk: The major issue is the increased risk of blood clots. This is not a major risk but anyone with a past history of clots should not use oral contraceptives. Smokers should also avoid this med as smoking increases the risks of blood clots from oral contraceptives significantly. ...Read more

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What birth control pill does not cause weight gain?

What birth control pill does not cause weight gain?

Every pill can: Hopefully u are not taking the pill at your age, the lowest dose pill loloestrin has the least cahnce of wt gain, that is my #1 pill i write and have not had anyone complain of wt gain and if u need to take the pill at your age u should be on that pill since it only has 10 mcg of estrogen so lesshance of blood clot , etc. ...Read more

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Can the birth control pill triquilar cause weight gain?

Can the birth control pill triquilar cause weight gain?

Any birth control pi: Pill could cause wt gain, at yoru age u shoudl be on the lowest dose one loloestrin- 10 mcg estrogen- the safest and none of my pts complain of wt gain and if u want no more kids you should get an in office transcervical tubal that I do in my office, easy takes 5 minutes called adiana or essure. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a birth control pill that will not cause extreme weight gain?

Does anyone know of a birth control pill that will not cause extreme weight gain?

Depends: In average the weight gain while taking birth controll pills averages around 5 pounds. So is not that bad. It is very important to have an active lifestyle and adequate diet while taking birth controll pills. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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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