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Concerned about the weight gain after the use of contraceptive pills - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi, I've been on birth control for almost a year...I've noticed I've gained almost 20lbs and I have been eating healthier than ever. Will switching my pill help me lose the weight? I've never had a weight problem before
Doctor :   No, The healthy diet that you are taking may not be really due to the Pills
Doctor :   If you continue eating the same way and maintain the same diet,
Doctor :   there will be no weight loss
Doctor :   Whether you take the pill or not, always follow a healthy diet by eating small quantities at frequent intervals
Doctor :   As much as your stomach capacity allows.
User :   but i was a perfect weight before the pill
User :   and i immediately gained weight
User :   once i got on it
User :   will switching to another pill help
Doctor :   There are some pills which lessen the weight gain.
Doctor :   You can discuss with your Gynec regarding these and
Doctor :   try changing the Pills
Doctor :   Also try to exercise regularly and
Doctor :   Avoid excess carbohydrates
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