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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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First period after the mirena, (levonorgestrel) how to lose weight?

First period after the mirena, (levonorgestrel) how to lose weight?

The same weight loss: Principals will apply whether or not you are using mirena (levonorgestrel). Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more

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Im26 I'm 5'6 and weigh 163 lbs. I have mirena (levonorgestrel) and im coconsidered overweight. I have tried every thing under the sun to lose weight can some one help?

Im26 I'm 5'6 and weigh 163 lbs. I have mirena (levonorgestrel) and im coconsidered overweight. I have tried every thing under the sun to lose weight can some one help?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done (weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/ (depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Which medications to loose weight can I take with having mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Which medications to loose weight can I take with having mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Any safe weight loss: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) will not interfere with or interact with any medications, so any weight loss medication that your doctor feels comfortable with prescribing is acceptable for you to take. ...Read more

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Difficulty losing weight with mirena (levonorgestrel) iud? What effect is the mirena (levonorgestrel) having on this?

None: The amount of hormone, progesterone, in the mirena, (levonorgestrel) is not enough to effect anything else. Weight control is all about diet and exercise and adequate sleep and managing stress. ...Read more

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I recently switched from Depo-Provera to mirena (levonorgestrel) due to extreme weight gain. When will I begin to lose the added Depo-Provera weight?

I recently switched from Depo-Provera to mirena (levonorgestrel) due to extreme weight gain. When will I begin to lose the added Depo-Provera weight?

No magic: The weight you gain (not all women do) is "real" weight. It is not water weight and will not come off quickly. Luckily you will not experience this with Mirena (levonorgestrel) - a very good choice on your part. Dr. Oz (google on internet) has a very good two week weight loss diet that will get you started in the right direction. It's going to be diet and exercise, difficult kind of work, that will shed the lbs. ...Read more

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Does the MIRENA (levonorgestrel) make you gain weight? What are some weight-related side effects?

No: Weight gain is not a known side effect of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. You will certainly find people complaining about that online but scientific studies do not show a direct link. The most common side effect is the absence of menstrual cycles or very light periods. ...Read more

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I'm 15, average weight, I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) iudand I've had sharp pains in my head and I just had bloody diareah, what could it be?

I'm 15, average weight, I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) iudand I've had sharp pains in my head and I just had bloody diareah, what could it be?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) reduce wt loss? I do 30 mi of cardio/week & p90x/insanity once/week and have a balanced diet AND I CANNOT LOSE A POUND!

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) reduce wt loss? I do 30 mi of cardio/week & p90x/insanity once/week and have a balanced diet AND I CANNOT LOSE A POUND!

Exercise is great: But the only way to lose weight is to reduce your calorie intake to less than you use. Add it up and I bet you are eating more than you burn even though you may be burning a lot. Remember to count those "little" snacks too. ...Read more

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Had termination + mirena (levonorgestrel) 7 hrs ago. Now losing large chunks of white sunscreen looking substance but thicker + more pain. Normal? Or seek help?

White discharge: Termination can be successful, but not always all the pregnancy tissue may be removed. The "white chunks" may be placental tissue, and can cause pain when expelled from the uterus. If the discharge more like cottage cheese, it may just be a yeast infection, but if it continues, see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Could mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD cause weight gain?

No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) uses a very small amount of Progesterone that only affects the uterus and cervical mucus. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is not associated with weight gain because it does not affect other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Can the mirena iud make you gain weight in the tummy area please.

Not typical: Mirena is a small plastic device placed inside that uterus. It secretes a small amount of Progesterone that basically acts locally on the uterine lining. Systemic side effects such as weight gain are not usually associated with this method. Weight gain is very common for most men and women usually related to caloric intake and exercise. ...Read more

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I got mirena (levonorgestrel) put in 4 months ago and since then have gained 20 pounds. I eat healthy and work out yet still continue to gain weight. What's wrong with me?

I got mirena (levonorgestrel) put in 4 months ago and since then have gained 20 pounds. I eat healthy and work out yet still continue to gain weight. What's wrong with me?

Could be Mirena (levonorgestrel): As unlikely as it seems, the hormone in Mirena (levonorgestrel) can occasionally cause weight gain. If nothing else is different ; you continue to exercise and eat sensibly, i'd recommend you talk to your doc ; consider an alternative birth control. Have it removed if this describes your situation and use condoms or consider the paragard iud (non-hormonal copper based iud). Good luck. ...Read more

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I have the mirena, (levonorgestrel) birth control im excersising but have not lost weight?

I have the mirena, (levonorgestrel) birth control im excersising but have not lost weight?

Keep trying: Losing weight is one of the hardest things anyone can do. Moreover it gets harder with every passing year. You must try weight watchers. You must continue to exercise everyday. Your activity needs to include cardiovascular as well as strength training. Running two miles a day, 5x/week and then yoga the other two days is a good balance. ...Read more

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I used to have a 28-day cycle. I gained a lot of weight and removed Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. Can I get pregnant? Ttc 2nd child. Cycle now 24-33days.

I used to have a 28-day cycle. I gained a lot of weight and removed Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. Can I get pregnant? Ttc 2nd child. Cycle now 24-33days.

Yes: The normal interval between cycles are 21-35dys. Your cycle interval may change from time to time and that's ok as long as it is within a normal range. Weight gain can cause hormonal imbalance, hence preventing ovulation. However, it does not mean you cannot get pregnant. Buy ovulation predictor kits to confirm you are ovulating. You must also eat healthy and exercise prior to conceiving. ...Read more

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Mirena (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a women's ...Read more