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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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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

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


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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