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I have read that green tea aids in weight loss, clears skin, prevents cancer, and stimulates hair growth. Are these proven benefits? Which is true?

I have read that green tea aids in weight loss, clears skin, prevents cancer, and stimulates hair growth.  Are these proven benefits?  Which is true?

All of the above: The green tea has a lot of great antioxidant properties and has been used for much more than you listed. I admit i was surprised when i researched it a few years ago, . ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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I have pcos. Will losing weight help with abnormal hair growth?

I have pcos. Will losing weight help with abnormal hair growth?

Yes: Weight loss will help with all symptoms of pcos including excess hair growth. Unfortunately the excess hair that has become darker and thicker may not go away completely, but weight loss will prevent new hair from growing. You may still need to apply other methods for completely getting rid of the excess hair such as laser. Talk to your doctor if weight loss does not completely address hair growth. ...Read more

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I have pcos I am gaining weight bad and my hair growth has worsened a lot also I have the birth control implant in arm what can I take 2 lose weight?

I have pcos I am gaining weight bad and my hair growth has worsened a lot also I have the birth control implant in arm what can I take 2 lose weight?

PCOS and acne: First of all, depoprovera is probably the worst birth control for someone with pcos because it is very androgenic. See if they can switch you to one called mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel). The Progesterone in Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) is much more friendly and helps the acne and hirsutism (hair growth) that are so common with pcos. In general noerithindrone-like progesterones are very androgenic (testosterone-like) and bad for pcos. ...Read more

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Will starting metformin increase my hair loss? I have PCOS and suffer from male pattern baldness and gradual thinning. I am desperate to find a solution for my hair, which was once very very thick, but also want to lose weight. (I'm 5'4 and 149)

Will starting  metformin increase my hair loss? I have PCOS and suffer from male pattern baldness and gradual thinning. I am desperate to find a solution for my hair, which was once very very thick, but also want to lose weight. (I'm 5'4 and 149)

Male pattern baldnes: Male pattern baldness in a female sounds really odd. I don't know how you got that diagnosis but it sounds to me like you should go see an endocrinologist and bring with you any test results of things that you already have done to you. You live in LA. Go to one of the University Medical Centers and get a good workup. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take biotin and green coffee bean extract together? My two main goals are to grow my hair longer(biotin) and lose weight(green coffee).

Is it okay to take biotin and green coffee bean extract together? My two main goals are to grow my hair longer(biotin) and lose weight(green coffee).

Green coffee bean: There are some small clinical trials of green coffee bean extract in obesity -- and a large [well publicized] animal study. These indicate that green coffee bean extract might improve body composition and weight in overweight individuals. But, and this is a big "but" -- the studies were run by companies that sell the products. Beware. On biotin for hair, it might help, if you're deficient. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid from last 4 years, age is 19 now, caausing less appitite, heavy hair fall, weight loss, no growth, dull face. Im taking thyroxine 62.5 mg?

Hypothyroid from last 4 years, age is 19 now, caausing less appitite, heavy hair fall, weight loss, no growth, dull face.  Im taking thyroxine 62.5 mg?

Adjust thyroid meds: Hi. You need to adjust the amount or type of thyroid med. , either by increasing the amount of thyroxine or by adding t3, as in armour or cytomel (liothyronine). Your symptoms are more important than your blood levels of tsh! pls. See a specialist who listens to your symptoms. Also consider monitoring your basal body temperatures. With the correct meds. And dosage you will feel much better!. ...Read more

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Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid (thyroxine). Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.

Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid (thyroxine). Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.

NO ,: Purpose of taking thyroid hormone (synthroid (thyroxine) ) is a replacement exact amount needed , due to lack of production as gland was removed by surgery , which controls metabolism of every cell in the body , other issues or associated hormones may be causing your problem , speak to your doctor will help you ...Read more

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How do my hormones affect my hair growth/loss?

How do my hormones affect my hair growth/loss?

Hair loss: Hair loss is primarily genetic avoid chemical damage as dyes etc .Keep hormones in balance if you don't get radiation or chemotherapy you left with using hair stimulating products such as Rhogam etc many claims try it no harm done. ...Read more

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Will eight loss cause hairfall? Which food help to increase hair growth?

Will eight loss cause hairfall? Which food help to increase hair growth?

Maybe: Crash dieting may produce telogen effluvium. It is transient. Get a sensible guide to fitness and diet. Food choice is not the key to this. ...Read more

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Can testosterone or dihydrotestosterone cause hair growth or loss?

Can testosterone or dihydrotestosterone cause hair growth or loss?

Yes!: Excess testosterone can cause hirsutism or male pattern facial/body hair in women. Spironolactone acts as anti-androgen to minimize hirsutism. Excess dihydrotestosterone can cause male pattern baldness. Finasteride & Dutasteride are used to stop conversion of t into dht, thereby shrinking prostate & minimize hair loss. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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