DrupalWomenQ-#6675

HI: Any correlation with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and weight gain? I thought with use of HRT there was associated weight loss? Thanks

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  1. Staness Jonekos wrote on :

    To answer your first question: According to The North American Menopause Society in a recent study, three months of estrogen therapy has shown a decrease in waist-hip ratio. No studies support the notion that weight gain is caused by hormone therapy (HT).

    To answer your second question: Other studies suggest that hormone therapy has a positive impact on the distribution of body fat by preventing the development of android (around the waist) body fat.

    It would be so much easier to blame menopausal weight gain on HT, but for most of us poor eating choices and lack of exercise combined with a slowing metabolism are the biggest culprits. A healthy lifestyle, working closely with your clinician to manage menopause symptoms, and getting a good nights sleep are the main ingredients to maintaining your ideal weight.

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