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Why do I lose weight during my period, but straight after my period, I rapidly gain weight. I am currently taking the microgynon pill for my acne?

Why do I lose weight during my period, but straight after my period, I rapidly gain weight. I am currently taking the microgynon pill for my acne?

Water weight: The pill is taken for three weeks, and then stopped for a week during which one experiences menses or period. It is not uncommon for women to retain fluids from hormones, especially progestins, and then to eliminate the excess fluid when the progestins are stopped. Decreasing the salt in your diet as well as avoiding a high carbohydrate diet may help in stabilizing the weight gain. ...Read more

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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


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In what period of time does a bulimic person lose weight?

In what period of time does a bulimic person lose weight?

No weight loss: Ironically, actual weight loss is not necessarily associated with bulimia. Instead, people with this disorder binge eat and attempt to prevent weight gain through compensatory behavior (e.g., vomiting, laxatives, diuretics, enemas, medications, fasting, or excessive exercise). ...Read more

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What are things i can do to lose weight in a short period of time?

What are things i can do to lose weight in a short period of time?

Quick weight loss: Any quick weight loss tends to be followed by weight gain. The best solution for weight loss is a long term change in diet. ...Read more

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Why does it seem like you lose weight the week before your period starts?

Hmm?: Many women feel bloated during the premenstrual time. If you have decreased appetite or you have increased lose stools - that could be a reason. ...Read more

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I want to lose some weight what can I do to lose weight without affecting my health and period?

Weight Loss: In order to lose and maintain a healthy weight you have to combine good nutrition with exercise several times a week. Try to aerobic exercise for at least 40 minutes in your target zone(a bit breathy) 4 to 6 times a week, also do weight resistance 3 times a week, do not rest much between sets, make sure you fatigue the muscle group you are targeting. My best. ...Read more

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Is it true that its hard to lose weight when your period is irregular ?

Is it true that its hard to lose weight when your period is irregular ?

Not exactly: Irregular periods do not affect your weight but the opposite is true. Many women who are overweight will then experience irregular periods. Excess weight causes a hormonal imbalance and syndrome called pcos. The irregular periods are a symptom of being overweight. ...Read more

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I am fat and i stopped getting my period. If i lose weight, would i be able to get my period again?

I am fat and i stopped getting my period. If i lose weight, would i be able to get my period again?

Yes: Unfortunately, if you are seriously obese, the peripheral fat makes extra hormones that suppress the pituitary gland's normal function. Once you start a weight reduction program with exercise and nutrition the menstrual period may resume spontaneously. ...Read more

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What is a good way to lose weight when you have a under active thoird promble? And you can't walk for a long period of a time.

What is a good way to lose weight when you have a under active thoird promble? And you can't walk for a long period of a time.

Adequate thyroid Rx: If you are hypothyroid ; get adequate treatment you will have as much thyroid hormone as healthy people ; will thus respond better to diet ; exercise. However, many docs under-treat. Check free t3-if in the lower half of the normal range ask your doc to prescribe natural thyroid or liothyronine to get free t3 to upper half of range.I recommend dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet. See comment for links:. ...Read more

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Whenever I try to lose weight I lose my period, even though my diet is not strict nor do I exercise vigorously. I'm 5'0" at 140 lbs and I was 176 lbs.

Whenever I try to lose weight I lose my period, even though my diet is not strict nor do I exercise vigorously. I'm 5'0" at 140 lbs and I was 176 lbs.

Wow that is good: It is common when you change the normal circumstances that you carry out with your body that then internal misfires can occur. I am not sure how long the period of time to lose that weight occurred but that is a large loss and is great. But it could trigger shift in the bodies functions and in women it is the menses that seems to be affected a lot of the time. Not enough time here to discuss. ...Read more

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First period after the mirena, (levonorgestrel) how to lose weight?

First period after the mirena, (levonorgestrel) how to lose weight?

The same weight loss: Principals will apply whether or not you are using mirena (levonorgestrel). Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more

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If girl want to lose weight does that mean her period will stop ?

If girl want to lose weight does that mean her period will stop
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Unlikely to matter: Most kids must be quite lean with very low body fat levels for weight loss to interfere with periods. It is occasionally seen in high level gymnasts, long distance runners or dancers. It is unlikely to matter unless she is down in such a range. ...Read more

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How to lose weight with fruit and vegetables smoothies? Are they good for you? Do they help you feel less hungry over a period of time?

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

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I have been overweight most of my life. My period has come and I am beginning to lose weight but my brest are still not "full". I've lost some weight.

I have been overweight most of my life. My period has come and I am beginning to lose weight but my brest are still not "full". I've lost some weight.

Breast development : Thelarche(breast development) occurs over a spectrum of ages but usually in later stage development by upper teens. That you recently got your period shows that you likely have normal hormones. There is natural genetic variation and it maybe that females in your family may have late breast development or smaller breasts. However, you should allow your body to continue mature on its own schedule. ...Read more

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Can going a long period with consumption of high blood sugars cause you to lose weight?

Yes: Its called a ketogenic or atkins diet. Your body breaks down fat and makes ketones to run the body....Its not a safe diet.....Ketosis is not the best way to run a brain or a muscle. You may lose weight on this diet from fat loss and muscle breakdown...I dont recommend this way to lose weight. ...Read more

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I've been on my period for 7 weeks. I recently started to lose weight. I'm otherwise in good health. Should i be concerned enough to see a doctor?

I've been on my period for 7 weeks. I recently started to lose weight. I'm otherwise in good health. Should i be concerned enough to see a doctor?

Why not ? : Congratulations about the weight loss. That's great news. Keep it up. Bleeding for seven weeks sounds very annoying. Why not see a doctor and get some help? There are many options to help you regulate this while you continue your wonderful weight loss efforts. ...Read more

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Doctor told me to lose weight to regulate my period because i was getting them twice a month I've lost 13lb its been 29days an no pd. Wat should I do?

Doctor told me to lose weight to regulate my period because i was getting them twice a month I've lost 13lb its been 29days an no pd. Wat should I do?

Nothing for now: Continue to loose weight, eathealty and exercise regularly, that is good for your general health. If your periods come every 21-35 days apart that is normal. If you don't have a period for >3months you need to be checked. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more