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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Im26 i'm 5'6 and weigh 163 lbs. I have mirena 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 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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First period after the mirena, how to lose weight?

First period after the mirena, how to lose weight?

The same weight loss: Principals will apply whether or not you are using mirena. 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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Which medications to loose weight can I take with having mirena?

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

Any safe weight loss: The Mirena 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 iud? What effect is the mirena having on this?

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

None: The amount of hormone, progesterone, in the mirena, 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 due to extreme weight gain. When will i begin to lose the added Depo-Provera weight?

I recently switched from Depo-Provera to mirena 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 - 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 make you gain weight? What are some weight-related side effects?

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

No : Weight gain is not a known side effect of the Mirena 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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Does the mirena IUD make you gain weight? Does it cause you to have breast pain? I had intercourse and my breast starting hurtin a few days later

Does the mirena IUD make you gain weight?
Does it cause you to have breast pain? I had intercourse and my breast starting hurtin a few days later

Not usually: The Mirena IUD slowly releases progesterone into the uterus. Only a small fraction of this is actually absorbed into your system. So it usually doesn't cause breast pain or weight gain. Many women on Mirena stop having periods. However, Mirena doesn't stop your hormones from cycling and the rise and fall of your hormones can still cause breast pain. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Mirena (Definition)

The Mirena IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after ...Read more