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Medications???: Certain medications such as steroids, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiseizure medications, diabetes medications, high blood pressure medications, heartburn medications can interfere with weight loss or cause weight gain. I note you are on metformin and Phentermine which can both contribute and your Cytomel (liothyronine) indicates you have hypothyrodism, which may be under-treated. ...Read more
Yes but...: There is no surgery without risk. The supposed benefit of any surgical procedure needs to be balanced against the typical risk of the procedure before you decide for surgery. If you are unsure, you may need more time to consider your options, or get a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any risks if you take diet pills (non stim, thermogenic, CLA and detox) without eating? The weight loss pills brand is INTEK EVOLUTION.
Be careful!: The ingredients in the INTEK products don't look bad - except in the thermogenic where there is a lot of caffeine and yohimbe (could be a problem). The bigger issue is the whole dieting thing. It is a bad idea! Treat your body right with real food and it will maintain a healthy weight. Nutritional supplements can help SUPPLEMENT a good diet but they don't replace eating well. http://undergroundwellness.com/just-eat-real-food/ ...Read more
Partially: Any exercise can contribute to weight loss. Stationary cycling can burn 400-500 calories/hr; one pound is 3500 calories, so you would have to exercise 8-9 hrs to burn up 1 pound. Diet is a necessary component to weight loss. There is no way to 'spot exercise' to lose fat in any certain area. Good luck. Consistency is the key. Exercise and diet both play important roles in weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IUD/Implant: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They release low amounts of hormone daily and so will not affect your weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.
Gastric bypass 4 yrs ago w/ no weight loss. Type 2 diabetic, insulin dependent, heavy alcohol use. Could these issues totally negate the surgery?
Hello.I have bipolar depression.I'm on Quetiazic 300,controlepsy 100 and centalify 10.Which medicine causes my weight gain?Are there any alternatives?
Weight gain: Most likely to cause weight gain are Quetiazic and Centalify, known as Seroquel and Abilify (aripiprazole) in the U.S. Not sure why you need both meds, which target the same symptoms. Discuss lowering dose of one or the other with prescribing doctor. Consider exam with primary care doctor to check for medical causes of weight gain as well, eg., thyroid, blood sugar. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Interested in doctors Thoughts Re: essyltstein or ornish diets on reversing heart disese? Trying 2 lose weight w/minor heart defect, does it work?
Speak with you: The Ornish diet is to help patients who have severely calcified aortic arteries and heart disease avoid bypass surgery by changing their diet to a no fat diet. Atkins diet is meat/ vegetable based and no carbs. For minor heart defect, you're better off speaking to your doctor or cardiologist about which diet may be better. You can always get a second opinion from an integrative medicine doctor too ...Read more
Phen: yes, Met: no: Phentermine is a weight loss med that has been proven to be effective when combined with a reduction in caloric intake for 35 years or more, its safe, some side effects--must be followed by doctor, do not buy it on internet metformin is only for diabetics, there may be minimal weight loss, its not for non diabetics, metformin in diabetics does not cause weight gain as other drugs for diabetes. ...Read more
Yes if you work it: I have seen people do very well after weight loss surgery. It takes few months after surgery for results to show it is not dramatic the weight loss. But keep tonifying the body and with weight loss make sure you manage nutritional needs simultaneously. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Obese woman with pcos, on yasmin, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) limited carbs, regular exercise. ~2yrs from wanting kids. Weight loss very slow. Would you recommend metformin?
I would, but: You're not my patient and i don't know the details of your case; you need to discuss the specifics with your doctor. ...Read more
Perindopril reduces leptin levels in obese patients.Will it increase weight?Are there any medicines 2 increase Amylin&leptin 4 weight loss?Plz help
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