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I am 21 years of age and i am over weight. What remedy can I use along with exercise to get rid of the weight. I am also taking birth control?

I am 21 years of age and i am over weight. What remedy can I use along with exercise to get rid of the weight. I am also taking birth control?

No remedies needed !: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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. ...Read more

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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


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How to get rid of birth control skin discoloration?

How to get rid of birth control skin discoloration?

Consult derm: See your dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment plan...It depends on the depth of pigmentation, your skin type and some other variables. Many dermatologists will combine medication for example hydroquinone, a retinoid and sometimes azaleic acid. ...Read more

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Can birth control get rid of cysts?

Sort of: If you have the normal follicular / physiologic ovarian cysts that occur for every woman during every cycle, then yes the pill will usually suppress the ovaries and the cysts will usually lessen with time. ...Read more

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Can taking birth control get rid of all PMS symptoms?

Can taking birth control get rid of all PMS symptoms?

Maybe: Birth control pills (especially monophasic pills--or those that have the same dose of hormones every day of the hormonally active pills) may be helpful in relieving some premenstrual symptoms--such as bloating, cramps, breast tenderness, or even mood changes. It's not easy to predict who will have a benefit, and some women have worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to get rid of a "fake period" on birth control?

Skip placebo's: Birth control pills are packaged with placebo pills (the ones that are a different color) so that you stop taking the medicine and have a 'fake period'. If you do not want to bleed, then don't take the placebo pills and start an new pack. Beware that doing this can cause sporadic break through bleeding but not as much bleeding as taking them the traditional way. ...Read more

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So is surgery the only option to get rid if inflamed painful cyst? And is birth control the only way to keep them from being harmful?

So is surgery the only option to get rid if inflamed painful cyst? And is birth control the only way to keep  them from being harmful?

Cysts: Cysts occur is almost every tissue. In general, if they are infected or inflamed surgical intervention is a benefit. In your specific case, it is okay to ask your doc about your options, risk/benefit analysis of a surgical procedure. There are choices. ...Read more

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I have a vaginal oder problem and I have had it for 2 months from my IUD i had it taken out now i'm on birth control but i can't get rid of the oder?

I have a vaginal oder problem and I have had it for 2 months from my IUD i had it taken out now i'm on birth control but i can't get rid of the oder?

Might be infection: If the odor didn't change after taking out the iud it probably wasn't from the iud. It is possible you have a vaginal infection such as bacterial vaginosis. Get it checked out since it can be treated. ...Read more

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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