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May 28, 2024
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Ask Dr. A: Ozempic, Oral Sex and Antidepressants

Can oral sex lead to throat cancer? Can I take Ozempic while pregnant? Does birth control lead to weight gain?

Welcome to the very first "Ask Dr. A" episode! Join Dr. Thais Aliabadi and Mary Alice as they answer listener questions and offer valuable insights on a wide range of health topics. Dr. A gives her expert advise on everything from HPV, how Ozempic can be an effective way to combat weight gain, and the factors that can lead to fertility struggles.

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Episode Takeaways

  1. Weight Loss Medications and Menopause: Dr. A discusses the use of weight loss medications like Ozempic for perimenopausal women who have gained weight. She shares her positive experiences with these medications and emphasizes their safety and effectiveness in regulating weight.
  2. Hair Shedding and Low Metabolism: Addressing concerns about severe hair shedding and low metabolism in menopause, Dr. A explains how these symptoms are common during this stage of life. She emphasizes the importance of exercise, diet, and potential medication interventions for managing weight and other symptoms.
  3. Vitamins for PCOS: Dr. A touches on the use of vitamins for PCOS and introduces an upcoming supplement designed to support girls and women with PCOS and insulin resistance.
  4. Cervical Cancer and HPV: Responding to questions about cervical cancer risk in individuals with HPV at a young age, Dr. A provides insights into the natural course of HPV infections and the importance of regular screenings.
  5. Throat Cancer and Oral Sex: Dr. A discusses the potential link between HPV infections and throat cancer, emphasizing the importance of awareness and regular check-ups for individuals at risk.
  6. Effect of Ozempic on Egg Freezing: While acknowledging the need for further research, Dr. A highlights the potential benefits of Ozempic in weight management for PCOS patients, which could indirectly optimize egg freezing and pregnancy outcomes.
  7. Diet Recommendations for Pregnant Women with PCOS: Dr. A advises pregnant women with PCOS to focus on reducing carbohydrates and sugars to manage insulin resistance effectively.
  8. Safety of Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Addressing concerns about the safety of medications like metformin and Ozempic during pregnancy and breastfeeding, Dr. A provides guidance on appropriate medication use in these scenarios.
  9. Miscarriages and Infertility: Dr. A offers insights into potential causes of miscarriages and infertility, highlighting conditions such as endometriosis and PCOS as common factors. She emphasizes the importance of a comprehensive infertility evaluation to identify underlying issues.
  10. Antidepressants for PCOS: Dr. A discusses the challenges of managing mood in PCOS patients and shares her approach to using antidepressants like Lexapro for anxiety and depression.