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Low Birth Weight (Definition)

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What are types of birth control that increase estrogen levels and may cause weight loss?

What are types of birth control that increase estrogen levels and may cause weight loss?

Water weight: There are birth control pills which contain drospirenone as the Progesterone (brand names are Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) & yazmin). Drospirenone acts a bit like a diuretic and might cause temporary loss of water weight due to fluid retention. These pills have a greater risk of blood clotting than some others, so weigh the risk/benefit ratio carefully when choosing a birth control pill. ...Read more

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Effects of mom's weight on growth of low birth weight infants?

Effects of mom's weight on growth of low birth weight infants?

Profound.: Underweight (bmi<18) and overweight (bmi>30) women are more likely to have low birth weight infants. Normalizing maternal weight during pregnancy can improve the birth weight. ...Read more

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Low birth weight and drugs related?

Low birth weight and drugs related?

YES.: Cocaine and many other drugs can lead to preterm birth, lowe birth weight and many other complications that can have life-long consequences for the infant. ...Read more

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What causes low libido in fat men?

What causes low libido in fat men?

Psych and Bio: Obesity can effect libido due to effects on self-esteem as well as by changes in hormone levels such as low testosterone which decreases libido and can lead to erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Which estrogen components in birth control pills can cause more weight gain?

Which estrogen components in birth control pills can cause more weight gain?

Birth control: Most birth control pills contain the same type of estrogen component which is ethinyl estradiol. There no evidence that i know of that a different form of estrogen will lower the chance of weight gain. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of relative lymphopenia, and low absolute monocytes? Low B12, low D25. CBC/ diff. I have lost a huge amount of weight also.

What are the common causes of relative lymphopenia, and low absolute monocytes? Low B12, low D25. CBC/ diff. I have lost a huge amount of weight also.

Weight loss: Your "huge" weight loss, if unintentional due to poor appetite, is a potentially serious symptom, probably a lot more important than having low lymphocyte or monocyte counts. See a doctor soon; or if already in care, discuss your ongoing symptoms and other concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of relative lymphopenia, and low absolute monocytes? Low B12, low D25. CBC diff. I have lost a huge amount of weight also.

What are the common causes of relative lymphopenia, and low absolute monocytes? Low B12, low D25. CBC diff. I have lost a huge amount of weight also.

It could be serious: Unintended weight loss is always a matter of serious concern about your health. You should go see a doctor for a physical exam and have a medical check up to find the cause of your weight loss and check your blood and do other appropriate tests to get you well. Lymphopenia can be a sign of immune deficiency. So a repeat check of CBC and differential blood counts are important to do. ...Read more

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What are the effects of stress? Weight loss?

What are the effects of stress?  Weight loss?

Stress: Please watch: http://www.Ted.Com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend.Html.

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Which brand of birth control pills increases breast size but doesn't cause weight gain?

Which brand of birth control pills increases breast size but doesn't cause weight gain?

None: Most birth control pills have 2 hormones - a type of estrogen and progestin. Most women don't have any side effects with the pill. Some people if they are hormone sensitive can get bloating, breast tenderness. You might notice slight swelling in breasts but not a noticeable increase in breast size. Most people who have bloating do see an increase in weight so typically they go together. ...Read more

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Sudden weight gain, absence of period, high blood pressure. Pregnant toxemic?

Sudden weight gain, absence of period, high blood pressure. Pregnant toxemic?

Can be a start of...: Weight gain and absence of periods are signs of pregnancy. Hypertension of pregnancy is common but not necessarily toxic. Toxemia of pregnancy involves hypertention, protein in urine, leg edema, and in severe cases liver trouble, seizure etc..Which require emergency care. I would consult doc for eval as soon as feasible. Check a hpt for quick result! good luck. ...Read more

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What is defined as low birth weight (lbw) and what are the risks?

What is defined as low birth weight (lbw) and what are the risks?

Gestation.net: Look at dr. Gardosi's website on customized birthweights for your own characteristics. True growth restricted infants have increased risks for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases later in life (diabetes mellitus, hypertension). ...Read more

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Does the estrogen in birth control pills cause weight gain?

Hormones : Oral contraceptives are usually made up of an estrogen and progestrogen. Both are steroids. Both have the potential of causing weight gain. The weight gain can be reduced by lowering the dosage and following a diet and exercise program. ...Read more

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What causes low abdominial cramping and lack of periods other than pregnancy?

What causes low abdominial cramping and lack of periods other than pregnancy?

See your dr: A late period with cramping could be a sign of pregnancy. Could be other causes (hormones, etc) or an abnormal pregnancy such as a miscarriage or tubal pregnancy. Or it could be the menopausal transition causing your period to be late and a completely separate reason for the cramping--such as an intestinal problem. See your dr to find out the causes. ...Read more

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Which of these components in birth control pills can cause more weight gain? Noretisterona, levonogestrel, nomegestrol, dienogest. I'm 23 years old.

Weight gain: Very very large population-based studies have shown that birth-control pills to not cause weight gain. No matter the type of Progesterone that is used. The only birth control method associated with weight gain is the depo-provera. Any form of Progesterone can increase appetite. If you find yourself eating more than usual consider calorie counting or using an app like my fitness pal. ...Read more

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How quickly is the weight gain side effect of birth control occur?

Most don't gain: Most pills or other methods of birth control don't cause weight gain for most women. Placebo-controlled trials (comparing women taking sugar pills with those taking bc pills) have shown that both groups of women gain weight, but that women taking bc pills didn't gain more than those who were taking inactive/sugar pills. Depo provera, (medroxyprogesterone) bc shot is more likely to cause wt gain. ...Read more

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What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

What are the complications of a Low Carb Diet?

Few, mostly good ∆es: though some people have problems with problems with constipation during a 1st month, if rapidly convert. including lots of healthy saturated fats, of natural origin (e.g. lard, high fat meats, coconut, palm, olive oils), typically prevents this complication & adds additional benefits: ?.appetite, ? triglycerides, improve lipoproteins (LDL? & Large-HDL?) . Suggest study my many answers on topics. ...Read more

Birth Weight (Definition)

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