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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?
Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. The Progesterone in Mircette 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid removal (6 growths, 1 possible cancer) and taking synthroid. Can this help regulate for weight loss and facial hair issues? I can't lose weight.
NO ,: Purpose of taking thyroid hormone (synthroid ) 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. 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
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
I am 28 yrs old & having hair loss ever since i came to us 2yrs ago. What should I eat for hair growth & what can I apply on my hair?
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more
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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