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How Can I Prevent Weight Gain While On Birth Control Pills
Good nutrition: Although the oral contraceptive pills do slightly affect thyroid levels by increasing thyroid binding globulin the minimal dosage of the pill no longer causes "estrogen bloating and water retention, a leading cause in weight gain. Eat a proper balanced diet, exercise, and get plenty of sleep and you will not "look like the stay puff marshmellow man". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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
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
No more than 2-3 lbs: Typically long term weight gain is not associated with low dose birth control pills. Upon starting a new pill there may be temporary fluid retention resulting in a 2-3 lb weight gain throught the first 2 to 3 packs of pills. This usually abates with long term use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello. I'm 23 years old and i want to know what birth control pills don't cause weight gain. Thank you!
Why do birth control pills side effects say weight gain but some doctors say only the shot ...But plenty of women complain about bc pill weight gain?
Varies: The pill will cause some cyclic variation in fluid retention. That would appear to cause weight gain. That fluid retention would wax and wane with the cycle, so the gain would wax and wane as well with no cumulative net gain over time. Women who gain weight over time are ingesting more calories than they are burning and those calories do not come from the birth control pill. ...Read more
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