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What would be the best to help me with my acne and weight loss?

What would be the best to help me with my acne and weight loss?

Acne and weight loss: The best thing that can help you is self disipline. By that I mean both vonditions have their ups and downs. Don't get discouraged and follow the course of action outlined by your physicians ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,932 doctors shared insights

Losing 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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Might consuming 8 glasses of water a day help with weight loss and acne?

Might consuming 8 glasses of water a day help with weight loss and acne?

No: It won't touch acne. It may make you a little bit more full and you may therefore eat less. The nonsense about water helping acne derives from the prescientific notion that it "washes out poisons." your personal physician has scientific rx's that will clear acne; weight loss comes from changed lifestyle. Good luck and stay proactive. ...Read more

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Birth control is there a birth control that gives lighter or less periods, reduce acne and contribute to weight loss?

Birth control is there a birth control that gives lighter or less periods, reduce acne and contribute to weight loss?

Everyone : Everyone responds differently to the hormones in each pill. For example if i take the same pill as you, i may experience weight gain and you weight loss. I can give you some insight into my patient's experiences. For a lighter period, loloestrin, loestrin, and seasonique (period every 3 months) have been reported to me as doing this. As far as acne, many people like yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Weight gain and maintenance is where I have seen the most variation. The least amount of weight gain reported to me is the nuvaring, and the most weight gain is the Depo-Provera shot. Honestly I do not recall which method caused my patients to lose weight per say. Like i stated earlier everyone responds differently. Discuss all your concerns with your doctor and hopefully you can choose the option that is best for you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) help with excess male hormones ? Weight, loss acne, etc.

Does desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) help with excess male hormones ? Weight, loss acne, etc.

Yes: If not ovulating regularly the ovary produces more male hormones adding hair and acne? It is weight neutral. It helps the skin by stopping excess ovarian testosterone and the estrogen gets metabolized into certain protiens which bind up testosterone in the blood so less is available to react with he skin. If u have irregular periods w/high weight metformin may help the wt loss efforts.Lk up pcos. ...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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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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more