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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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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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I want to know if i will gain weight on birth control?

I want to know if i will gain weight on birth control?

Not from the pills: Although pills may increase your appetite, if you don't increase your calorie intake or change your activity level, you will not gain weight. ...Read more

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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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How much weight will I gain if I go on diane-ed for birth control?

How much weight will I gain if I go on diane-ed for birth control?

WT gain/BC Pills: Weight gain is lisred as a side effect of diane-ed, but it is difficult to predict how much weight you can gain anf how long will it take to gain try to watch your weight and wtch what you eat and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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How to know when do you typically start gaining weight on birth control?

How to know when do you typically start gaining weight on birth control?

No: No birth control pill has ever been definitively linked to weight gain, although some women do seem to gain weight suddenly while on the pill. ...Read more

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How do I control my weight?

How do I control my weight?

Diet and Exercise: It's easy to say than done. Calorie count in the diet is important. Exercise for atleast 30 mins a day for a minimum of 5 days a week. Some diseases and medicines can promote weight gain, so get yourself checked for them ( under secreting thyroid hormone etc ). ...Read more

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Can i take birth control to help lose weight?

Can i take birth control to help lose weight?

Not recommended: Birth control pills are medications not intended for weight loss. Some people actually gain weight from them, but not in significant amounts. Do not take birth control pills to lose weight. ...Read more

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How do I get my girlfriend to stop taking weight loss pills?

How do I get my girlfriend to stop taking weight loss pills?

Find a new: Girl friend. You can try talking with her, but the chances of changing her behavior are thinner than she is. ...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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How do you lose weight on paroxetine?

How do you lose weight on paroxetine?

Diet/ exercise: You may not like my answer but diet and exercise are important while taking a medication such as an ssri. The good news is that you should not gain an excessive amt of wt with this med. (2-10 lbs). If you are gaining more let your dr. Know because wt gain will predispose you to other problems. So hit the trails and start eating healthy! ...Read more

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How do I get pregnant on birth control.

How do I get pregnant on birth control.

Birth control: There is no birth control that is 100%. None. If you have sexual intercourse always be prepared and understand it is always a possibility to cause a pregnancy regardless of contraception. ...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. Oscar Novick
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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