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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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

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What birth control pill does not cause weight gain? I want to know if levonorgestrel 0.03 mg or 2.5 mg estradiol + 1, 5 nomegestrol cause weight gain?

What birth control pill does not cause weight gain? I want to know if levonorgestrel 0.03 mg or 2.5 mg estradiol + 1, 5 nomegestrol cause weight gain?

Options: In general, the low dose combination pills (20mcg of estrogen) do not cause weight gain. Pregnancy, however, does! so it's probably worth taking the very small chance of a few pounds on the pill rather than the very good chance of an in unintended pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can someone taking a birth control pill control weight gain?

Can someone taking a birth control pill control weight gain?

Yes!: Contrary to popular belief, birth control pills do not cause true weight gain. Some birth control pills, particularly the higher dosage pills, may cause a slight amount of water retention. As long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise, you can control your weight. ...Read more

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What birth control pill is good and won't make me gain weight?

What birth control pill is good and won't make me gain weight?

Loloestrin: My #1 pill, only 10 mcg of estrogen, the lowest dose u can take, no guarntees but I have not had any of my pts complain of wt gain on that pill , so make an appt with your gyn, i also give my pts., some samples to start out with , it is a brand name pill which is much better than a generic pill, and there is no generic for that pill, and also there is a $10 off coupon u can print. ...Read more

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What types of birth control pill will not make you gain weight?

What types of birth control pill will not make you gain weight?

Low dose pills: Most birth control pills are not associated with any more than 5 pounds of weight gain and that can happen with eating out at a restaurant once a week. People always worry about weight gain but with the low dose pills that are out these days, it just isnt a reality. Most weight gain is from food indiscretions or poor choices that we make on a daily basis. ...Read more

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What birth control pill is least likely to make me gain weight?

Almost none: The idea of gaining weight with bcp is common but not proven. The new generation of bcp have very low dose of hormones and do not cause weight gain. The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot was one of the only contraceptive methods that was associated with weight gain but it is rarely used now days. ...Read more

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Can you gain more weight with nouvaring than the birth control pill?

Can you gain more weight with nouvaring  than the birth control pill?

Not on low dose: When compared with women using nonhormonal methods of birth control, women using NuvaRing or low dose pills do not show any difference in weight gain. Unfortunately, most women tend to gain weight as they get older, and this probably has more to do with the slowing of the metabolic rate than anything else. ...Read more

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Can the camila birth control pill make me gain weight?

Can the camila birth control pill make me gain weight?

No: Birth control pills do not actually make you gain weight. It all comes down to how many calories you eat and how many calories you burn each day. Pregnancy causes actual weight gain. ...Read more

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Could I have gained weight because of the birth control pill? I hear varying opinions about that.

Could I have gained weight because of the birth control pill? I hear varying opinions about that.

Not usually: Most studies have shown that women do not gain weight by taking birth control pills. There is a definite belief this is not true among patients but reasonable studies have suggested otherwise. In the past, pills containing greater amounts of estrogen seemed to increase weight; whereas today's low dose pills do not seem to. Of course, any individual person can gain weight on any pill. ...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. Barbara Lavi
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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