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HRT causes weight gain... fact or fiction? HRT causes weight gain... fact or fiction?

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Unread 08-02-2010, 04:29 PM
HRT causes weight gain... fact or fiction?

Okay, so I'm big on believing what we believe is what is. I'm scheduled for a TLH on 9/24 and will be taking HRT. I notice a lot of people complaining of weight gain, I'm also noticing that this isn't the case for many others. How does one come to the conclusion the HRT is the reason for the weight gain? Can it be because of other things? I have a little under 2 months and I'm so afraid that if I get it in my head that I'm going to gain weight, then I will. Is it that the HRT increases the appetite?
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Unread 08-02-2010, 08:19 PM
Re: HRT causes weight gain... fact or fiction?

I lost a bunch of weight when I found a balance with my HRT. Before my hyst I could not lose weight for anything. I gained about 15 pounds in the first few months after my hyst but then after a few more months of trying different levels of estrogen and progesterone, I found what worked for me. That is when the weight started falling off. I have since leveled out and it is easier to maintain the weight than it has ever been. That is my story. :O)
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Unread 08-02-2010, 09:35 PM
Re: HRT causes weight gain... fact or fiction?

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I lost a bunch of weight when I found a balance with my HRT. Before my hyst I could not lose weight for anything. I gained about 15 pounds in the first few months after my hyst but then after a few more months of trying different levels of estrogen and progesterone, I found what worked for me. That is when the weight started falling off. I have since leveled out and it is easier to maintain the weight than it has ever been. That is my story. :O)
That's what I'm hoping, that if it is a problem, it's just a fixable imbalance. My friend told me her sister gained 40 pounds. But I don't think she's active, so that's probably why. I'm not that active either, but I'm going to have to get my priorities straight, because I can't afford to gain a lot of weight.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 10:24 PM
Re: HRT causes weight gain... fact or fiction?

Hi mrsd211!

In answer to your question, my belief is: fiction. A commonly-held misperception about hysterectomies, and hormone replacement therapy, is that they cause weight gain. Scientific studies do not support this belief. Having a hysterectomy doesn’t “make” women gain weight. Taking HRT doesn’t “make” women gain weight. Some women gain weight, some lose weight, and others stay the same.

Dieticians and nutrition scientists agree that in human beings, weight gain and loss is about “calories in versus calories out.” Simply put, if the calories you consume in food and beverages outweigh the calories you expend in exercise and other physical activity, humans gain weight. Contrarily, those who burn more calories than they ingest, lose weight. Just like before you have your surgery, it’s all about the dietary choices, eating habits, and lifestyle decisions that you make.

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Unread 08-03-2010, 06:25 AM
Re: HRT causes weight gain... fact or fiction?


I am 11+ years post op, have been on hrt the entire time and have not gained weight. You can check my photo gallery to see the post hyst me

Facts are that often times it is not the hrt itself, but an imbalance of the hormones. Too much, as well as too little, can cause weight gain. Than add in thyroid imbalances that can occur. Also, the fact that we are getting older can have an effect also, the metabolism slows down as we age so it can take more effort to keep those pounds off.

Here are two articles regarding this issue:
https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/article_97222.htm

https://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/article_97223.htm
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