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Pill Gain Weight
Not pills.: It is preferable to change one's daily caloric intake rather than taking pills. Best to try it naturally first. Keep track of what you're eating daily in a diary. Then, see where you can add calories. A dietician/nutritionist could be really helpful too. ...Read more
There are numerous type of pills for losing weight. Should one take pills to gain weight? What type of pills are safe for consumption to gain weight.
see details: Eat carbohydrates to gain weight. Forget pills. If you consume enough calories, you will gain weight. ...Read more
I am receiving HIV treatment i start to use testesterons as pills without asking my doctor . Reason HIV pills gain me weight so i start any suggestio?
Stop; see your doc: Testosterone is a powerful sex steroid hormone and ought to be taken only by prescription. While it is not a corticosteroid it can affect your immune system so it isn't a good idea to take it if you have hiv. If weight gain is the issue there are better solutions. Ask your doctor, and don't take prescription meds without a prescription! ...Read more
Not much, if any: There is some evidence that hormonal methods containing estrogen (depo/shot, implant, pills) are associated with a little weight gain, but less with the progestin-only or "mini" pill--surely < 5 lb. Non-hormonal methods--copper IUD, condoms, diaphragm--are not associated with weight gain or loss. Bottom line: weight gain or loss concerns should not be a factor in your contraceptive choice. ...Read more
They can help w: Nturitional deficiencies but the multiple vitamins will not cause you to gain weight. Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds. ...Read more
Not likely: Main ingredient is echinacea--an immune booster which is not famous for profound weight gain. Animal studies show it does not help mammals or birds gain weight. Ok it did help rainbow trout put on weight but that was through probable improvement in immune ability. The pill claims to slow metabolism to help weight gain--not possible. There are other products that are more useful. My opinion only. ...Read more
Appetite returns: Diet pills usually work by suppressing appetite. After stopping them, your appetite returns and you start eating like you use to in the first place. You typically regain all the weight lost and then some if you don't change what you eat. Avoid white sugar, flour, rice, and pasta to keep weight off. Add beans and vegetables as much as you want. Also eat fruits, nuts, and wild salmon 3 times a week. ...Read more
Can't say for sure: If concerned - let provider know so that this can be taken into account when looking at your options. ...Read more
No: Studies have shown that women on the birth control pill do not on average gain or lose weight. If a woman gains weight on the pill, it likely is because she's eating more. Only one form of contraception causes weight gain: the depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. So watch your portions, exercise and you'll be fine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read somewhere that iron tablets should be taken along with some other med or multivitamin etc and that iron pills make u gain weight. Is this true?
Vit C: Some recommend that taking iron tablet or capsule with vit c will increase the absorption of iron but it is not necessary.Iron pills can be taken on empty stomach or with a light meal and water no iron pills by themselves do not make you gain weight.But some people who are iron deficient, when that is corrected may start eating more and as a result gain weight. ...Read more
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