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What Can I Take To 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
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
Transplant patients: If you have had a life-saving transplant, you should not take any medications without consulting your transplant team. If you have a serious weight issue, you should bring this up with your doctor and really work hard on diet and exercise. If your problem is not serious, and the transplant is keeping you alive, rejoice in your good fortune, and do your best to be healthy without extra pills. ...Read more
I'm taking levothyroxine sodium 125 mcg per day, what supplement can I take to lose weight? I eat healty & exer. I weight 194.Im 47yr. Old,
No easy answer: As long as your thyroid level is normal, this is not the reason for your weight problem. Although supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry, there are very few if any legitimate studies that show that they work. You should get a full examination to make sure there are no other reasons for your weight problem, after that it comes down to the basic reality of fewer calories in, more exercise. ...Read more
I would avoid them: Other than alli, which most patient don't like because of side effects (greasy stool), these agents are generally not approved for long term use because of unknown safety. And in my experience, everyone who takes them and then stops gains the weight right back. They are just not a good solution in the long run. I would make common sense changes in diet and exercise to safely lose weight. ...Read more
What thyroid medication can I take to lose weight? I already follow a good diet and exercise but still find it hard to lose
Chk thryroid first: First u need to be checked to see if your thyroid is abnormal- bc if it is normal, taking thyroid med is not an option and can cause serious harm to yor health. Pla avoid otc thyroid supplements- can be harmful. Just have it checked, and if normal, ask your dr if they think u need screening for obstructive sleep apnea- untreated osa makes it hard to lose weight too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Waist fat: If you have fat especially around your waist, it's a cue to look at the kind of food you're eating. You may be eating more processed foods and sugars than your body is good with, or drinking more alcohol too. There are no pills for spot reduction around the waist. Instead you need an entire food and exercise program to make overall changes in your body. Sorry! nutritionists & trainers can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more
I'm a 42 yr old female diabetic with hypothroid trying to lose weight especially my belly fat. What can I do or take to help lose weight and belly fat?
See below: Please make an appointment with your physician. They can help you with your hypothyroid and your diabetes and get it better under control. That will also help you lose your weight.Please be open and honest with your doctor with your concerns. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I put on 7lbs in 3month on 250 Depakote a day .Will i keep gaining at such a low dosage?What safe medication can I take to lose the weight?
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