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How can I prevent weight gain while on birth control pills?

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 more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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How can I lose weight after birth control?

How can I lose weight after birth control?

Eat less,more exercs: Women tend to gain weight as they approach menopause, as our metabolism changes. As with losing weight any time, you'll need to exercise more, and eat right--and make long-term changes in diet, not just a fad diet. ...Read more

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How much weight can you gain with birth control pills?

How much weight can you gain with birth control pills?

Depends on you: Weight gain on birth control pills depends on your diet and your exercise. Studies do not show birth control pills cause weight gain. If you gain weight on birth control pills then focus on your food intake and activity level. ...Read more

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Will i gain weight using the implanon birth control?

Will i gain weight using the implanon birth control?

See product insert: Yes you may visit web resource http://www.Implanon-usa.Com/en/consumer/about-it/risks-and-side-effects/index.Asp. ...Read more

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Can i take weight loss pills while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can i take weight loss pills while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Why?: Weight loss pills (otc) don't work, and prescription pills only work as long as you take them. Why not learn how to eat less and exercise for the rest of your life rather than depending upon pills that won't help you? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Birth control and weight gain, how to preven it?

Birth control and weight gain, how to preven it?

Not likely: Their is no evidence to support that oral contraceptives cause weight gain. If their is an increase in weight it is very small. The routine steps to prevent weight gain would still apply including a healthy diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Can i take hydroxycut gummies to loose weight if i'm on birth control pills?

Can i take hydroxycut gummies to loose weight if i'm on birth control pills?

Weight loss: At age 16 you should be exercising and eating a proper diet instead of taking diet pills which can reek havoc with your growth ...Read more

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Could i take birth control to gain weight?

Could i take birth control to gain weight?

Not a great idea.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil ; canola oil. ...Read more

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Can the camila birth control pill make me gain weight?

Can the camila birth control pill make me gain weight?

No: Birth control pills do not actually make you gain weight. It all comes down to how many calories you eat and how many calories you burn each day. Pregnancy causes actual weight gain. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my emotions while taking birth control pills?

What can I do to control my emotions while taking birth control pills?

If you are on an: Emotional roller coaster then you may not be on the optimum oral contraceptive or strength - please let your prescribing provider know. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills cause you to gain weight?

Do birth control pills cause you to gain weight?

No: There is not a proven association with pills and weight gain. Eating more will cause you to gain weight. Some people seem to be more sensitive to the pill and may crave food more, but if your diet doesn't change, neither will your weight. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight without taking pills?

How can I lose weight without taking pills?

Eat less ; exercise: The key to losing weight is not pills or a temporary diet but permanent changes in diet. Sugars ; simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y ; http://bit.Ly/1btzrp7 exercise is also important! it's also best to choose organic foods: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more

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Will taking rapid weight loss shakes effect my birth control pills effectiveness? Because I know antibiotics do that to the pill.

Will taking rapid weight loss shakes effect my birth control pills effectiveness? Because I know antibiotics do that to the pill.

They Shouldn't: Weight loss shakes should not affect the efficacy of your birth control pills, unless they contain some form of herbal preparation or medication. However, i advise against rapid weight loss shakes, as rapid weight loss can be dangerous. One should not lose more than 2-3 pounds a week on a weight loss plan. Plus, if you rapidly drop weight, you will rapidly gain it back without lifestyle changes. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more