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Spironolactone And Weight Gain
Is Spironolactone a safe treatment for Hirsutism? Does it cause weight gain and harmful side effects?
Yes: This drug has some activity in blocking the male hormone receptors and is moderately effective for hirsutism. At the usual doses it has no major side effects and does not cause weight gain. If it does not help you, you could ask your doctor to try a drug called flutamide which is somewhat more potent but with a risk of liver side effects. ...Read more
Gained 2-3 lbs after stopping spironolactone for acne. Could this be water weight? What can I do to get rid of this? Already drinking 90 oz of water.
PCOS - Facial hair growth, weight gain (currently 135lbs but was 150), absent period (1+yrs) but can't take oral contraceptives. How to treat?
Consult GYN: How was PCOS diagnosed? Hormone test and Ultrasound? If you have high Androgen you can take Spironolactone . Why can't you take OCP? there are different types are available including patch. It is NOT normal to NOT have period for one year.There may be other reasons for not having period like Anorexia, Thyroid problem, Anemia etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PCOS - what treatments are available For Symptoms - Acne, Weight gain and slight facial hair. What can trigger PCOS? pregnancy? I also have Implanon
Hormones: PCOS is a hormone condition that women have when their ovaries have thick skin that makes it difficult for them to ovulate. The body produces more testosterone in an effort to help this situation. This causes male like hair distribution, abd girth weight gain and can cause problems with infertility. Spironolactone helps reduce testosterone. http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview ...Read more
Eat healthy high: calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build 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, protein shakes, > ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but not in a: Good way. 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 with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, as a component.: 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, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started working out a few weeks ago I started off at 220,After few weeks went to 216.Now after a week I am at 226.You can see the weight gain, why?
Eating more?: Weight is dependent not only on how active you are, but also what you eat. If you are exercising but also eating more, you will gain weight. Try exercising 30 min a day -- brisk walking, biking, or swimming. Also try to eat 3 sensible meals a day, with more fruits, veg; and less carbs and fat. Drink plenty of water. If you keep this up for a few weeks, you should see results. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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